"Currently, the Air Force has one of the best helicopters in the world: Mi-24, Mi-35, Mi-26, Mi-28H" Night Hunter ", Mi-8 and its modern versions, Ka-50" Black shark "and Ka-52" Alligator "," Ansat-U ". Intensive repair of the helicopter fleet in operation continues, thanks to which over the 70 rotary-wing aircraft have arrived in the Air Force part of the repair production units of the military-industrial complex this year.
"With the active provision of combat training activities in the interests of all types and genera of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the intensity of the raid of army aviation pilots this year increased by 15 percent from the 2012 indicators of the year," the Air Force representative said. He recalled that the Mi-28 combat helicopters had created the only Berkuty aerobatic team in the Air Force, which was carrying out demonstration flights with elements of aerobatics.
The further development of army aviation involves the entry into the troops of new aviation technology, to which demands are being made to improve flight tactical characteristics and the effectiveness of the use of fire weapons, said Klimov.
The state armament program before 2020 of the year provides for the release of about 1 thousand new helicopters for army aviation units.