The Russian Air Force will
procure over 1,500 new aircraft and significantly increase the number
of high-precision weapons in its arsenal by 2020, a deputy Air Force
commander said on Wednesday.
we are planning to acquire and modernize about 2,000 aircraft and
helicopters by 2020...including more than 1,500 new aircraft and about
400 modernized," Lt. Gen. Igor Sadofyev told reporters in Moscow.
to the general, in 2011 the Air Force plans to adopt Su-27SM, Su-30M2
and Su-35S multirole fighters, Su-34 fighter-bombers and Yak-130 combat
trainers as well as Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters, Mi-8 armed
assault helicopters, Ka-226 and Ansat-U light multipurpose helicopters.
priority for the strategic aviation is the modernization of 80 percent
of existing Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 bombers and Il-78M aerial
tankers...and the extension of their service life," Sadofyev said.
also said that the share of high-precision weaponry in the Russian Air
Force arsenal would increase by 18 times, including the unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAV) - by six times.
addition to a thorough upgrade of the aircraft fleet, the measures
planned until 2020 will allow us to increase the share of
high-precision weaponry to 70 percent of the total, or by 18 times,"
the general said.
added that the number of all-weather aircraft, capable of carrying out
day and night missions would increase almost five-fold, and the share
of UAVs would constitute about 30 percent of the total by 2020.
Douglas Barrie, senior fellow for military aerospace at the
London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies told RIA
Novosti that Russia's ability to fund and manufacture 1,500 military
aircraft over the next decade is "questionable."
defense aerospace industry suffered from a decade plus of serious
under-investment following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and only
in the past few years has there been any appreciable improvement in the
flow of cash," Barrie said.
regard to increasing the percentage of precision guided-weapons in the
Air Force inventory, Russia's Tactical Missile Systems (TRV) has been
designing and developing a range of 'precision' munitions, including
the Kh-38 family of air-to-surface missiles, since at least the early
1990s," Barrie continued.
said these projects had been hampered by the lack of adequate state
funding until recently. He noted, however, that funding has been
"noticeably improved," which will likely increase the pace of
development on the Kh-38, as well as other weapons projects
سلاح الجو الروسى سيطلب 1500 طائره جديده ويدخل عدد كبير من الأسلحه شديدة الدقه بحلول عام 2020
صرح بذلك اللواء ايغور سادوفييف نائب قائد سلاح الجو الروسي يوم 1 ديسمبر/كانون الاول للصحفيين في موسكو
وقال نحن لدينا خطه لإدخال عدد من الطائرات الجديده وتطوير بعض الطائرات بعدد 2000 طائره بحلول عام 2020
ويقدر عدد الطائرات الجديده بأكثر من 1500 طائره وسيتم تطوير 400 طائره اخرى
وعلى العموم فى العام القادم 2011
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