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Russian Air Force to get 60 air defense systems in 2012

S-400 long-range air defense missile systems
15:33 01/12/2011
MOSCOW, December 1 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Su-25, Su-34, Su-35, Mi-35, Mi-26, Mi-8, Ka-52, Mi-28N Night Hunter, Nebo-U, Pansir-S1, S-400, Vladimir Drik, Russia, Moscow

The Russian Air Force is planning to acquire about 60 new and modernized air defense systems in 2012, Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Thursday.

“The new acquisitions include S-400 long-range air defense missile systems, Nebo-U radars and Pantsir-S1 short range missile/gun systems,” Drik said.

The Air Force will receive up to 10 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers, about 10 Su-25SM Frogfoot attack fighters, and an unspecified number of Su-35S Flanker-E multirole fighters.

The Su-35S is Russia’s advanced “Generation 4++” fighter.

New acquisitions will also include over 20 attack helicopters, such as the Mi-28N Night Hunter and the Ka-52 Alligator, as well as “highly modernized” Mi-35 Hind helicopters.

The Air Force will also receive about 30 Mi-8 transport and five Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters.

 

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  • lmMoving in the right direction.
    16:14, 01/12/2011
    Russian Air Force to get 60 air defense systems in 2012
    Not just on paper this time for real.
  • gunshipdemocracyso no NATO style democracy in Russia?
    17:01, 01/12/2011
    what a bummer NATO cannot in this case steal resources from Russia by democratizing-by-bombing like in Iraq/Libya? or genocide like Serbs over Kosovo. Damn again this baad Putin ;)

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