From the statement of the Commander of the Airborne Forces:
As of today, in the army, military service is performed under contract at the positions of sergeants and soldiers over 30 thousand military personnel, this is more than 70% of the total number of airborne troops. By the end of 2020, the Airborne Forces will be manned with 80 percent military personnel.
It is noted that contract servicemen in the Airborne Forces are accepted primarily for positions related to the operation of modern types of weapons and military equipment, requiring the presence of certain baggage of skills. These can be skills in working with EW facilities, communication systems, maintenance and operation skills of unmanned aerial vehicles, etc.
Recall that the President of the country previously reported on the preservation in the Russian Armed Forces of the mixed principle of the formation of troops. If the conscription system is maintained, the number of contractors will increase in the coming years.