Russian Airforces for 2021

The composition of the military aircraft fleet of the Russian Aerospace Forces for 2020 | Aviation of Russia

Russian Airforces for 2021
Russian Airforces for 2021
Russian Airforces for 2021
Russian Airforces for 2021

According to this study, at the beginning of 2020, the composition of the fleet of military aircraft and helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces consisted of 4,163 aircraft, which is 8% of the global indicator, second only in number to the United States - 13,266 aircraft and helicopters, 25% of the global indicator. In third place is China, which has 3,210 military aircraft and helicopters, or 6% of the global indicator.

The 2020 WAF survey notes that the global navy has been fairly stable over the past year since the previous survey, down 0.2% or just 63 aircraft. If you look at the regions of the world, only two registered growth compared to the previous survey - these are Russia and the CIS countries, the aggregate size of which increased from 4,904 to 5,016 units, which is an increase of 2%. The Russian Aerospace Forces account for 83% of this amount.
According to the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, in 2019, there was a decrease in the supply of new military aircraft to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. In fact, the Aerospace Forces received ten Su-35S and eight Su-34s, which in total is only 18 aircraft.
The AST Center also reports that according to the State Defense Order in 2020, it is planned to supply one Su-57 and ten Su-35S, in 2021 - two Su-57 and five Su-35S.

On August 12, 2020, during an inspection trip to the Irkutsk aircraft plant of the Irkut Corporation, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the planned signing of a contract for 46 aircraft by the end of the year, of which 21 were Su-30SM fighters upgraded to version CM2 and 25 Yak-130 aircraft.
The helicopter fleet numbers about 1,500 attack, multipurpose and transport and landing helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24, Mi-35, Mi-26, Mi-28N, Ka-52.
  • Repulsing attacks and protecting against aggressive actions of the enemy in relation to administrative facilities, political centers, military groups, industrial and economic regions of Russia, the most important infrastructure zones.
  • The use of a wide range of weapons against the enemy, including nuclear ones.
  • The implementation of hostilities in cooperation with other types of troops.
  • Destruction of enemy cruise, tactical and ballistic missiles, as well as unmanned attack aircraft.
  • Providing management personnel with accurate information on missile movements and warning of a possible attack.
  • Observation in space and detection of threats in relation to objects on the territory of Russia and its allies, the defeat of space attack weapons.
  • Launch of special vehicles into space, control of a constellation of satellites.

At present, the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation include the Air Force, the Air Defense Force and the Anti-Missile Defense Force, and the Space Force. The Air Force is comprised of Long-Range, Military Transport, Operational-Tactical, and Army Aviation. The reform started in 2008 ended with the formation of 4 armies instead of 6, which later became part of the renewed military districts.
Until 1998, the air and missile defense troops were a separate type of the RF Armed Forces, then they were merged with the Air Force, and later reorganized into 11 aerospace defense brigades. After the merger in 2015, the new troops received the abbreviated name of the air defense-missile defense of the Aerospace Forces. Using the appropriate means, they must defend and repel enemy attacks, as well as destroy ballistic missiles.
Space Forces are designed to protect the country from the strikes of a potential enemy from near-earth space. From 2001 to 2011, they functioned as a separate branch of the military, then they were included in the VVKO, and since mid-2015 they have been part of the Aerospace Forces. The main tasks solved by these troops are to monitor space objects in order to detect threats, launch special vehicles into space, and keep satellites ready for use.
The military aviation of Russia has over 1,800 aircraft, including more than 800 fighters Su-27, Su-30SM, Su-33, Su-35S, MiG-29, MiG-31 and their modifications, about 200 front-line bombers Su-34, Su-24M and their modifications, over 200 Su-25 attack aircraft, about 150 Yak-130 training aircraft and others, about 70 Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers and over 40 Tu-22M3 long-range bombers.
In addition, the Aerospace Forces has about 400 military transport aircraft and Il-78 tanker aircraft, as well as more than 20 A-50 and A-50U long-range radar aircraft systems.
 The helicopter fleet numbers about 1,500 attack, multipurpose and transport and landing helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24, Mi-35, Mi-26, Mi-28N, Ka-52. 
The fleet of military aviation equipment in Russia is in second place in the world in terms of the number of planes and helicopters. Such data are contained in the annual survey World Air Forces 2020 published on