In 2015 naval aviation to receive more than 20 MiG-29K aircraft
As the Chief of the naval aviation, the Hero of the Russian Federation, major general Igor Kozhin said, “strengthening and improvement of the naval aviation in 2015 will be done through aircraft fleet renovation and modernization”.
“This year the naval aviation is to be reinforced by MiG-29K. As a result e will have 20 MiG-29K aircraft to form a new aviation unit within the Northern fleet”, – explained major general Igor Kozhin.
Besides that the Il-38 and Ka-27PL modernized antisubmarine systems are being adopted in the Navy.
“The aviation of the Navy will be equipped with Be-200” — Major-General Igor Kozhin.
He also noted that the Severomorsk-1(Northern Fleet) and Chkalovsk (Kaliningrad) airdromes will be put into operation. The NITKA training area located in Yeysk will be fully operational.
Major-general Igor Kozhin also stated that 300 combat crews were trained in 2014. About 250 crews are ready to perform tasks day and night. More than 30 crews were retrained to operate other types of aircraft.