Russian Air Force aircraft fleet in 2012 will replenish 90 new and modernized aircraft and helicopters. This, according to the newspaper "Red Star", said a representative of the press service and the Russian Ministry of Defence, Colonel Vladimir Drik. According to him, it is primarily a question of frontline aircraft — MiG-29, MiG-31, Su-27, Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34. Also, will begin deliveries of the new Su-35s.
Overall, in 2012, it is planned to modernize ten interceptor MiG-31BM, which is planned to upgrade the on-board equipment, which will increase the "intelligence" of the aircraft. The military is also going to get ten bombers Su-34, and six of these aircraft purchased in the framework of the state defense order for 2011, soon entered service Voronezh air base.
Part of helicopters in 2012, is expected to supply more than 20 attack helicopters Mi-28N "Night Hunter" and Ka-52 "Alligator". Military receive and deeply modernized Mi-35M. In addition, within the framework of the state defense order for the next year Air Force plans to get more than 30 troop-carrying helicopters Mi-8 and five heavy transport helicopter Mi-26T.
November 24, 2011 Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said that the funding of defense contracts in the coming year could reach 1.769 trillion rubles, of which 1.109 trillion will be spent directly on the purchase of new and modernization of existing weapons and military equipment. According to the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, most of the contracts under the 2012 state defense order will be signed before the end of 2011. Most of the parameters of the upcoming order is not yet known.