Military Capabilities

Russia upgrades Naval Aviation

14 December 2018

The Russian Navy’s (VMF’s) Naval Aviation is upgrading its fleet of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, the service’s commander, Major General Igor Kozhin, told Russian media on 10 December.

“The Ka-27 anti-submarine warfare helicopters are being replaced by the Ka-27M, and the proportion of upgraded rotorcraft has reached 50%. Moreover, the modernisation of the Ka-27M has already started,” he said.

According to the general, Russian Naval Aviation will receive more than 100 new air platforms through 2020, including Ka-52K shipborne combat-reconnaissance helicopters and MiG-29K/KUB fighters. The Be-200 amphibious aircraft are due to be delivered to the service by the end of 2019.

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