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Russian army got 1,200 new and modernized planes, helicopters over past 3 years


Russia’s Defense Ministry has received since 2013 as many as 550 new and 700 modernized helicopters and airplanes, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.

“Undoubtedly, the domestic aviation industry has achieved strong performance at present, and the involvement of the Russian Defense Ministry has played a significant role in this. Over the past three years, in 2013-2015, we have received from you 250 new planes, 300 helicopters, 700 aircraft that underwent serious modernization with repairs,” Borisov said at a congress of Russia’s aircraft manufacturers underway in the town of Zhukovsky outside Moscow.+

According to Borisov, the Russian aviation industry has been able to achieve good results both in the industrial and scientific spheres.

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