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The Ministry of Defense is considering the issue of expanding the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces

The Ministry of Defense is considering the issue of expanding the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces
The Ministry of Defense plans to expand the Military Transport Aviation through the formation of new aviation regiments, this issue is under consideration. It is reported “Notifications” with reference to the military establishment.

The Ministry of Defense is considering the issue of forming additional air regiments, and as a result, the third division of the Military Transport Aviation, but, as the newspaper notes, no final decision has been made yet.

planned, that in ten years the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive about a hundred new and modernized military transport aircraft Il-76, it is due to them that new parts will be formed. According to the plans of the military, each new regiment should consist of three squadrons of 9 aircraft in each. The new, the third air division, will include at least three air regiments.

As noted in the Ministry of Defense, Recently, a rather large load has been laid on military transport aviation. BTA aircraft participated not only in military exercises, but also participated in humanitarian and military operations, peacekeeping.

At the end of last year, for the first time in many years, a new regiment was formed as part of the BTA. It will be based at the Ivanovo-Severny airfield and interact with the 98th Guards Airborne Division. New and modernized Il-76 aircraft are supplied to equip the regiment.

Currently in service with the Military Transport Aviation is about 250 airplanes and helicopters, most of which were produced in the days of the USSR. AT 2019 year, the Ministry of Defense reported, that thanks to the modernization and repairs carried out, the serviceability of the BTA fleet was brought to 90%.

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