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The Russian Military Is Buying Over 500 New Aircraft

•, Dmitry Gorenburg
 In a post on his blog, Ilya Kramnik today made a set of predictions regarding upcoming procurement plans for the Russian air force. Here’s a translation:

Combat aircraft:

a second contract for 48 Su-35s in 2014 or 2015, with deliveries in 2016-20. a second contract for 24-32 Su-30SMs for naval aviation in 2013-2014, with deliveries in 2015-18. accepting the option on 16 more Su-34s, in addition to 124 already ordered, with deliveries through 2020. An additional large contract may be concluded after 2015, so that the air force has a total of 180-200 Su-34s by 2025. a contract for 48-72 MiG-35s in 2014-15, with deliveries through 2020. Without such a contract, MiG may have to be shut down.

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