Russia’s Military and Security Agencies to Purchase 80-100 Jets Every Year

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According of the Airline Industry Development Strategy 2030, the Russian aviation industry has secured its share of the international military and special ops aircraft market

The document, which was drawn up by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade noted that “The domestic military and special ops aircraft market is more than three times smaller than the NATO market. At the same time, shipments of these aircraft to the domestic market will not exceed 2014 levels in the short term, remaining at the quantity of 80-100 units per annum.”

The document highlights that the aircraft industry completely fulfils the state defence order, guarantees the country's military and transport-related technological sovereignty and continually improves special ops air materiel. Moreover, the government is planning on facilitating the development of the drone market as well as associated services through improvement of legislation.

The article on technological advancement notes that Russia's schools of science and design are considered to be among the world’s best.

Indeed, the project's documentation declares that “Our scientific organisations and design bureaus created such aircraft as the Su-35 (a super-manoeuvrable fighter jet with thrust vectoring engines), the Ka-52 Alligator (a military helicopter capable of performing a wide variety of combat and reconnaissance tasks), the SSJ100 (a regional commercial jet created with international cooperation), and the Ansat (a modern helicopter suitable for both military and civilian tasks).”

The prototype T-50 has almost finished testing; the short to mid-range jet airliner MC-21 is preparing for flight tests; Ka-62, while the Mi-38 multipurpose helicopter and the multipurpose amphibious aircraft Be-200 are going through certification and expansion of operating conditions.