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Russian Air Force commander details trials of new aircraft

12 August 2019
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The Sukhoi Su-57 multirole combat aircraft will complete its state trials before the end of the year, VVS commander Lt Gen Sergey Dronov said on 12 August. Source: Sukhoi

The Russian Air Force (VVS), an integral part of the Aerospace Forces (VKS), will activate several new aircraft in the coming years, VVS commander Lt Gen Sergey Dronov told the Ministry of Defence’s official newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, on 12 August.

In the interview marking VVS Day, Lt Gen Dronov said, “The Sukhoi Su-57 multirole combat aircraft will complete its state trials before the end of the year, while those of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35 fighter will have been completed by the end of 2021. The trials are planned to be followed by the procurement of the serial production aircraft,” he added, referring to the task of re-equipping three aircraft regiments with the Su-57.

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