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Russia’s military has received more than 1,200 new and modernized aircraft over the past three years, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said at a Russian aviation industry conference last week, according to TASS.
“Undoubtedly, the domestic aviation industry has achieved strong performance at present, and the involvement of the Russian Defense Ministry has played a significant role in this. Over the past three years, in 2013-2015, we have received from you 250 new planes, 300 helicopters, 700 aircraft that underwent serious modernization with repairs,” Borisov elaborated during his speech.
New and modernized aircraft include the Sukhoi Su-34 bombers, multipurpose Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets, MiG-29 SMT, MiG-35, Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainers/light fighters and Ilyushin Il-76MD-90 transport planes. New and upgraded helicopters encompass the Kamov Ka-52 and Mil Mi-28N attack helicopters, Mi-8AMTSh assault-transport helicopters, Mi-35 combat helicopters, and Ka-226 utility aircraft.
Don't laugh....at least right away. Exporting the F-22. The current 186, or so, are basically 20+ years out of date. Except one or two goodies.
we could export those original 186 sans a few goodies
That because the F-22 wasn't an F-15 revision 1, and it wasn't a KC-X boondoggle but it was a giant leap forward in capability and re-starting it makes perfect sense.
Maybe if your beloved B-21 wasn't a total let-down when they unveiled it, well, half-baked unveiled it, then maybe fighter mafia wouldn't keep controlling everything.