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Russian Aerospace Force receives over 30 planes and helicopters in 2016

Over 300 units of weaponry, military and special air defense equipment, including over 30 aircraft, has been provided to units and formations of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces since the start of 2016, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

"Over 30 newest planes and helicopters were provided to Aerospace Defense Forces' aviation units. Radio engineering forces' divisions received modern radar systems capable of detecting air targets at heights from several meters to tens of kilometers," the defense ministry said. Anti-aircraft missile troops' units received new guided missiles for S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems.

Newest fighters Su-35S, Su-30SM, multi-purpose Su-34 aircraft, Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-28N and Ka-52 were given to air regiments. Over 30,000 units of aircraft weapons were also delivered.

"In the framework of the state defense order, it is planned to deliver around 40,000 units of different weapons to the Aerospace Defense Force this year," the defense ministry concluded.

[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 12Aug16]

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