31 Jan 2018 14:34

Russian Aerospace Forces supplied with 167 new, repaired aircraft in Q4 2017 - Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Jan 31 (Interfax-AVN) - The Russian Aerospace Forces were supplied with 167 new and repaired aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2017, the head of the Defense Ministry's directorate of military representative offices, Oleg Stepanov, said during the unified military goods commissioning day.

"The Aerospace Forces have been supplied with 25 new and 78 repaired planes, 35 new and 29 repaired helicopters, two regimental sets of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, 24 combat vehicles of the Pantsir-S missile and artillery system, 112 radar stations of various purposes, and more than 37,000 airborne weapons," Stepanov said.

Space Forces crews put five satellites into orbit in five space launches in 2017, he said.

During the videoconference, the Defense Ministry's leadership was informed about the commissioning of Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter jets, the delivery of Su-27SM3 multirole fighters modernized by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant, and the commissioning of Mil Mi-28UB training strike helicopters and Ansat-U training vehicles.