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“Over the past year, the Russian Air Force got more than 200 aircraft. This year, there will be many more of them - over 260; some 80 will be upgraded,” Russian First Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Arkady Bakhin, told journalists.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said this year the military will receive more than 230 aviation specimens. He said that in the first half of 2014, military representative offices already obtained 34 planes and 38 helicopters for the Air Force.
Russian state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) military aviation programs department head Vladimir Mikhailov said earlier that this year the Defense Ministry will receive about 100 combat aircraft.
According to Bakhin, technical tasks the army charges industrial enterprises with are successfully fulfilled, which could be seen by visitors of the recent Aviadarts 2014 international flying skills competition in central Russia.