Russian Aerospace Forces strengthened by over 1,000 warplanes & helicopters

Russia’s Aerospace Forces (VKS) have received more than 1,000 planes and helicopters since 2012 are now 74 percent fitted with state-of-the-art hardware, the deputy commander said.

“New types of aircraft, such as Su-34, Su-35S and Su-30SM, as well as Ka-52 combat helicopters, were supplied to four aviation regiments and two aviation squadrons,” Lieutenant-General Sergei Dronov, VKS deputy chief, told the Russian military’s official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).

The deputy commander pointed out that “the serviceability level of the aviation hardware “has increased twofold over the past six years,” while the share of modern planes and helicopters in the fleet currently exceeds 74 percent.