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ST PETERSBURG, September 2 (Itar-Tass) - As many as 75 aircraft will be added to the aviation of the Russian Navy by 2020, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, told reporters during the visit to the Kuznetsov Naval Academy on Monday.
“Twenty-one planes and 54 helicopters will supplement the naval aviation by 2020,” he said. Whenever possible, existing planes will be modernized, first of all planes of the anti-submarine aviation, he said.
It is also planned to build and to purchase basic patrolling aviation complexes and a series of unmanned aircraft with various range and for various purposes, the commander-in chief said.