The leadership of the Russian Air Force will gradually shift from the huge air bases to the principle of "one airfield — one regiment," said Air Force Commander, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondar
He added that the army aviation regiments will be transferred from the current Army aviation brigades. However, four Army Aviation Brigade (by 88 helicopters) will remain.
Bondarev also noted that 10-11 year plan to upgrade the airfield to airfield gradually bring the network up to modern standards and to prepare all the runways to receive the latest aviation technology Earlier, on July 25, summing up the sudden inspection of troops TSB, at a meeting with journalists, the Minister of Defence Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu said
"The decision on the establishment of several major air bases in terms of the economy, perhaps correctly, but in terms of showing probable threats — no."