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Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicopters

February 26, 11:15 UTC+3

In 2016, Russia’s Aerospace Force received 139 items of new aviation equipment

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MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Russian military within the current year will receive about 160 aircraft and helicopters; about 140 of them will be for the Aerospace Force, Commander-in-Chief Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Sunday.

"The total of about 140 aircraft and helicopters will be given to the Aerospace Force this year," he said. "Plus the naval aviation - and thus about 160 items of new equipment."

The Aerospace Forces’ all units are equipped fully now, and the share of new equipment is about 55%.

"We continue purchases, continue receiving it, the plants are working at full capacity," he said, adding "thus, today I do not see problems with equipment supplies."

In 2016, Russia’s Aerospace Force received 139 items of new aviation equipment. 

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