By the end of 2020, the Russian Aerospace Force will receive the latest Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets and Il-76MD-90A military transport planes, said the Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov said on Wednesday to Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
"Defense enterprises are delivering new aircraft to the Aerospace Force. In 2020, they have already delivered Su-34 and Su-35S combat planes, Yak-130 and L-410UVP-E20 combat training aircraft, Mi-8 and Mi-28 helicopters in various modifications. Until the end of this year, the delivery of Il-76MD-90A and Su-57 aircraft is planned," Dronov said.
Furthermore, regarding the aerodrome network for the Russian Armed Forces, Dronov said that the Air Force has already started on implementing the plan for the development of the aerodrome network for the Russian Armed forces.
"By 2027, it is planned to carry out priority measures at infrastructure facilities of more than 100 airfields. In 2020, it is planned to complete the repair work at 14 airfields. First of all, the work will be carried out at the base airfields of advanced aircraft missile systems, on the combat alert of strategic missile carriers, including in the Arctic zone, at the airfields of operational-tactical aviation," added the Aerospace Force Deputy Commander-in-Chief.
Today marks the 108th anniversary of the formation of the Russian Airforce Force. Russia’s military aviation branch was established on August 12.