The number of new Mi-8 helicopters of various modifications in the Russian Air Force will increase to 400 units. by 2020, compared to the current 50 cars. On this, as reported by "RIA Novosti", a spokesman for the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation Air Force Col. Vladimir Drik. According to him, "Before the end of this year, the Air Force will operate up to 50 new Mi-8 of different modifications, and by 2020 the Air Force plans to be composed of more than 400 new Mi-8," — said the agency. V.Drik added that dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force festival "Common Sky" will showcase the latest modifications of this machine: Mi-Mi-8AMTSh and 8MTV5-1.