"We'll get more than 200 aircraft and helicopters this year, in addition to ongoing profound modernization," Bondarev said. On Tuesday, Russia's Air Force marked the 102nd anniversary of its establishment.
Earlier, Russia's First Deputy Defense Minister Arkady Bakhin said more than 260 new aircraft would be supplied to the Air Force in 2014, while Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said it would have more than 230 models of aircraft equipment in service.
Speaking about the Strizhi, Russkiye Vityazi and Sokoly Rossii aerobatic teams, Bondarev said the pilots would start flying new fighters as soon as the operating life of older planes expired.
"As soon as the operating life expires, we'll have them fly new ones, perhaps T-50s," Bondarev said. " Admittedly, it's very expensive, so we'll keep operating the available planes for another five to ten years, as long as we have this opportunity.