In accordance with the state armaments program to 2020, the number of aircraft in the Armed Forces RF will be increased substantially because Defense working intensively to modernize its airport network. This was stated today to journalists Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov during a visit to the repaired airfield "Kursk — East."
"Only in the last two years in the army received more than 150 aircraft. During this year will go 192. Total state armaments program until 2020 the armed forces will receive 1,400 aircraft," — he said. "In this regard, the Ministry of Defense is working intensively to modernize its own airport network. For the first time in 20 years held reconstruction and repair 12 airfields, "- said Serdyukov.
"At the current time under reconstruction and upgrading of parking areas under the new standards in aviation technology at 24 airfields Defense RF"- Said the minister, adding that the forces of the Russian Federation held Spetsstroy design and reconstruction 16 more airports.
Speaking about the work done at the "Kursk — the East," Serdyukov informed that "the forces of engineering parts of the Air Force airfield completed a full replacement coverage of the runway." "Just replaced 8 thousand 750 concrete slabs," — said the head of the military.
"The bottom line has been repaired airfield will be able to take almost all aircraft, not including the Tu-160 ", — quotes the Minister of ITAR-TASS.