January 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – In 2019, the naval aviation of the Navy will continue to receive Su-30SM aircraft as part of the program to replace the fleet. This was announced by the commander of naval aviation, Hero of Russia, Major-General Igor Kozhin. “The same applies to deliveries of modernized Ka-27M helicopters,” he added.
“One of the main activities of the IA Navy command is the active modernization of the existing fleet of aircraft,” continued Major General I.S. Kozhin. – Although research and development work is underway to develop new airplanes and helicopters, attack complexes for naval aviation of the Navy. Behind them is our future. ”
The main command of the Navy is also preparing to receive the Be-200 amphibious aircraft as a rescue and fire-fighting aircraft for naval aviation. In addition, it is planned to modernize the Be-12 amphibious aircraft with new anti-submarine complexes. This will increase their combat effectiveness and successfully carry out missions for their intended purpose.
The flight of naval aviation pilots of the Navy, including on new and modernized aircraft and helicopters, in 2018 amounted to more than 32 thousand hours.