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British analysts called the Russian aerospace forces the second largest in the world

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Russia has the second largest military fleet in the world aviationyielding to the USA and ahead of China. This conclusion was reached by the authors of the annual study World Air Forces 2020, published by the British magazine Flight International.


British analysts put the Russian Air Force in second place, noting that Russia is significantly inferior to the United States in terms of the number of military aircraft fleets, but is still ahead of China. The authors of the study calculated from Russia 4163 aircraft and military helicopters, which is 8% of the global fleet of such equipment.

In the first place, of course, were the United States with 13266 military aircraft and helicopters, which is 25% of the global fleet. China with 3210 helicopters and aircraft (6% of the global fleet) took third place. Published data correspond to indicators as of December this year, analysts say.

According to other indicators published in the study, the Russian (Soviet) “family” of Su-27 and Su-30 fighters has 1067 units, which is 7% of the total number of fighters in the world. In terms of numbers, these aircraft are inferior to the American F-16 Fighting Falcon (2280 units, or 16%), but also ahead of the American F-15 Eagle (949 machines, or 7%).

In total, according to the estimates of British researchers, Russian airborne forces have 1616 units of combat aircraft in service, taking into account the Mi-27, Su-30 and Su-29, which is 24% of the total number of combat aircraft, together with the Su-25 (Su-18) in a world that is lower than the United States, but higher than China. The share of Russian-made helicopters in the global fleet is estimated at 19 percent.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 13 December 2019 10: 53
    -1
    Nus, they counted correctly, it remains that they would also draw the right conclusions!) laughing
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 13 December 2019 10: 56
      +15
      British analysts

      British scientists on vacation? smile
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 13 December 2019 11: 09
        +12
        Quote: Thrall
        British analysts

        British scientists on vacation? smile

        Apparently you are right! hi Resting, and both analysts and scientists - together drinks! Where is the SU - 35, if they began to compare fighters? Where are the bombers? And Long-Range Aviation and Strategic ??? request
        How to enroll in British analysts ??? Ready to count, recount, wholesale, wholesale, retail ... I have a calculator and bills, and even an arithmometer! what
        1. Chaldon48
          Chaldon48 13 December 2019 11: 30
          +2
          The British sit quietly from paycheck to paycheck, but from time to time a certain boss appears and starts yelling: "Where are the results of your work?" they begin to scratch the back of their heads, and now they have issued another "analysis".
          1. Vladimir16
            Vladimir16 13 December 2019 13: 18
            -1
            authors of the annual study

            Have you read Wikipedia for a whole year? laughing
            Strong! good
            Mind palace laughing
        2. URAL72
          URAL72 13 December 2019 16: 10
          +1
          As far as I know, we are quantitatively inferior to China, but in terms of combat power (strategists as an example), we are still ahead. Yes, and qualitatively better, too, but AFAR in China is progressing faster, and if the Su-35 is already good, then the Su-30 becomes obsolete, the rest are not fighters at all. Is the MiG-31 still in price. The 29th is already out of date.
      2. Starper-xnumx
        Starper-xnumx 13 December 2019 16: 09
        0
        Quote: Thrall
        British analysts

        British scientists on vacation? smile

        laughing good About British scientists, jokes have already become more popular. Than about Chukchi and Jews. he he
        It begins so usually "British scientists have proven that ..."
        Well, at the expense of our videoconferencing, it’s better to be more modest for now .. It's too early to scream cheers, it's better to keep quiet and work to work ..
    2. vvvjak
      vvvjak 13 December 2019 11: 04
      -2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Nus, they counted correctly, it remains that they would also draw the right conclusions!) laughing

      Of course they will - give money to buy Fu 35
    3. DMoroz
      DMoroz 13 December 2019 11: 27
      -3
      Nus, counted right
      Interestingly, is this the number of combat-ready aircraft or together with those that are "mothballed" and will never take off, but have not yet been decommissioned?
      1. maidan.izrailovich
        maidan.izrailovich 13 December 2019 11: 52
        +2
        .... which are "mothballed" and will never take off, ....

        In the US, these are also full.
        And judging by the sounded figure of 13-odd thousand, they were also included in the US Air Force.
  2. Pravdalyub
    Pravdalyub 13 December 2019 10: 54
    -3
    Russia has the world's second largest fleet of military aircraft, yielding to the United States and ahead of China.

    The main thing is that they should be the first in terms of application efficiency!
    1. SSR
      SSR 13 December 2019 11: 46
      0
      Quote: Truthfulness
      Russia has the world's second largest fleet of military aircraft, yielding to the United States and ahead of China.

      The main thing is that they should be the first in terms of application efficiency!

      You probably missed a lot.
      A few years ago, analysts recognized that the Russian Aerospace Forces achieved excellent results with small forces in Syria.
      Foreign articles from the phone look lazy and not convenient.

      Russian VCS achieved phenomenal success in the liberation of Syria
      avia.pro ›news ... vks-dobilis ... v ... sirii ...
      The Russian VKS took part in the offensive ... To achieve such a huge success was possible mainly
  3. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 13 December 2019 10: 57
    +3
    Su-27 and Su-30 has 1067 units
    Seems bent a little
    1. kjhg
      kjhg 13 December 2019 11: 15
      +4
      A little? Factor of! And, most likely, not only on our aircraft. Maybe they calculated the number of aircraft produced, including export deliveries?
    2. maidan.izrailovich
      maidan.izrailovich 13 December 2019 12: 11
      0
      Su-27 and Su-30 has 1067 units
      Seems bent a little

      And there is.
      A total of 809 Su-27s were produced. Of them, until 1991 (!!!) 680 units. How many of them have survived to this day? And how many different brothers and brothers are left? What is the bottom line?
      Wikipedia draws so very sad figures. https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Federation_Africa
      It certainly pleases the ear, what the British "analysts" say. But truth is more important to us than someone else's flattery.
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 13 December 2019 12: 46
      +2
      Quote: seregin-s1
      Su-27 and Su-30 has 1067 units
      Seems bent a little

      You just misunderstood. It is written there
      Russian (Soviet) "family" Su-27 and Su-30 fighters totals 1067 units

      And this "family includes everything based on the Su-27, from the Su-27 itself, to the Su-35 and even the Su-34.
      1. maidan.izrailovich
        maidan.izrailovich 13 December 2019 17: 17
        +1
        You just misunderstood. It is written there

        You misunderstood it.
        Outright stupidity from British "analysts" was taken at face value.
        We have a thousand fighters not even recruited from the MiG-29. https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Federation_Africa
        Even if all fighter planes and other similar planes are assigned to fighters.
  4. 1536
    1536 13 December 2019 11: 03
    +2
    J. Swift - an English writer, back in 1726 (XVIII century) described the entire British scientific community in the third part of his book "Gulliver's Travels". The Laputian Academy of Sciences is nothing more than this very "British scientific community", faithful to traditions and unchanging in its essence. Who has not read, read it, you will not regret it.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 13 December 2019 11: 35
    -3
    Russia has the second largest fleet of military aircraft in the world,

    Is this obviously incredible?
    Here's how they got conclusions? This is an interesting question.
  6. iouris
    iouris 13 December 2019 11: 53
    -2
    "We are not for quality, we are for quantity."
  7. knn54
    knn54 13 December 2019 11: 55
    0
    In terms of the number of specialized aircraft in the system, it is in third place (127 aircraft, 6% of the global indicator), tanker aircraft in fourth (19 aircraft, 2% of the global indicator), transport aircraft in second (424 aircraft, 10% of the world indicator), training aircraft - the third (496 aircraft, 4% of the global indicator).
    It would be interesting to know (at least) about the TOTAL fleet of NATO member countries.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 December 2019 12: 48
    +1
    It is not difficult to calculate the amount from open sources. But to calculate correctly and objectively is already a problem. The quantity is certainly good, but it is necessary to take into account who, with what professional qualities and with what inner core sits in the cockpit.
  9. VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK 13 December 2019 13: 14
    0
    But the first in terms of combat effectiveness. Four hundred messerschmites against Su -35.
  10. Basarev
    Basarev 13 December 2019 13: 54
    0
    Quantity is important, but quality matters, as well as economic, industrial and scientific opportunities, as well as political will. For example, inside the fifth generation, the USA is already building the third type (F-117 - F-22 - F-35). And these F-35s are already in operation hundreds of units. And there is a clear belief that the Americans will be able to compensate for any losses in their aircraft - the economy will pull, the industry will have time to produce hundreds of new machines on time, and scientists and engineers will cope with modernization by combat experience and with the creation of new machines, without the shortcomings of their predecessors. And most importantly, the Americans will definitely use aviation if there is a need. On concerns they will not exchange. What about us? The pace of production is ridiculous. 5 planes per year is already considered good. The state bias in religion is a terrible blow to education - I'm afraid we will not be able to pull the fourth generation soon and will be proud of the twenty-first MiGs, as the best we can do. Science is in decline, industry is in decline, and there is a terrible disorder in the economy. And the worst is complete political impotence. We have already reached the latest Chinese warnings that no one is afraid of. In general: is it really significant the second place in the world in terms of size, when in fact we have super-expensive flying junk, which even if something happens we may not apply?
  11. Lena Petrova
    Lena Petrova 13 December 2019 18: 30
    0
    Quote: Thrall
    British analysts

    British scientists on vacation? smile

    They choose Boriska, busy. - Borisku? To the kingdom ?! (with)