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Russia to receive 90 advanced aircraft next year

24 Nov 2011 (Last Updated November 24th, 2011 04:35)

The Russian Air Force will receive 90 new advanced fixed and rotary wing aircraft next year, Defence Ministry spokesman colonel Vladimir Drik has revealed.

The Russian Air Force will receive 90 new advanced fixed and rotary wing aircraft next year, Defence Ministry spokesman colonel Vladimir Drik has revealed.

RIA Novosti reported Drik as saying that the delivery includes ten Su-34 Fullback, ten Su-25SM Frogfoot, and an unspecified number of 4++ generation Su-35S Flanker-E multirole fighter aircraft.

The air force will also receive around 30 Mi-8, five Mi-26T heavy-lift and 20 attack helicopters including the Mi-28N Night Hunter, Ka-52 Alligator and advanced Mi-35 Hind aircraft.