MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia’s Air Force will receive over 120 new helicopters till the yearend, the Air Force’s spokesman, Colonel Igor Klimov said on Tuesday.
“Along this, the fleet of operating helicopters is providing intense repair service. Thus, repair and manufacturing enterprises of the military-industrial complex will deliver over 50 helicopters to units of the Army Air Force,” he said.
Six Ansat-U training helicopters will be delivered to the Syzran branch of the military training scientific centre of the Air Force. Cadets are trained there. This year the mean flight time was over 60 hours, Klimov said.
The Army Air Force marks the 66th anniversary on October 28. In 1948 the first air squadron equipped with helicopters was formed. Over the history of its existence crews of the Army Air Force carried out tasks in many trouble spots in Russia and outside it. In times of peace aircrews of the Army Air Force take part in peacekeeping operations and other events.