Russian Air Force to Purchase Over 60 New Aircraft by the End of 2021


More than 60 new and over 200 upgraded aircraft will be delivered to Russia’s air force by the end of the year, according to Lt. Gen. Sergei Dronov, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Aerospace Forces, in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper, TASS writes.

“By the end of the year, over 60 new aviation products are scheduled to be delivered, including advanced multirole Su-30SM, Su-35S, Su-57 aircraft, and Su-34 medium-range fighter-bombers, heavy Il-76MD90A military transport planes, Mi-28NM and Ka-52 combat helicopters, and Mi-8AMTSh-VN special operations helicopters,” Dronov stated.

He also stated that the Russian air force will get more than 200 upgraded aircraft.

According to the source, every piece of equipment is evaluated in battle circumstances in the Syrian Arab Republic and changes are made as needed.