In accordance with the parameters of the state armament program by 2020, the number of aircraft in the Russian Armed Forces will be greatly increased, said on Tuesday the Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, while visiting the renovated airport "Kursk — East."
"Just in the last two years in the army received more than 150 aircraft. In the course of this year will go 192. Total for the State Armaments Program 2020 Armed Forces will receive 1,400 aircraft "- the minister of defense.
"In this regard, the Ministry of Defense is working on upgrading its airport network. For the first time in 20 years the reconstruction and repair of 12 airports ", — said Anatoly Serdyukov.
"Currently under reconstruction and construction of parking areas for new models of aircraft by 24 airfields Russian Defense Ministry", — said the minister.
In addition, Spetsstroy Russian forces carried out the design and reconstruction of another 16 airports.
Speaking about the work done at the airport "Kursk — East," Serdyukov said 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," — he said. "As a result of repair airfield can accept virtually all aircraft, except for the Tu-160", — said the minister.