Air International 2014-01
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P.Butowski - Russia's Vision 2025 /Military/
There is no successor to either the Tu-22M3 Backfire or the MiG-31 Foxhound.
A tender for the preliminary design of the PSSh attack aircraft has been won by Sukhoi with an upgrade of its two-seat Su-25UBM Frogfoot.
Russia's combat aircraft fleet will be bolstered with more Su-30SM Flankers that are expected to enter service by 2021.
The Su-35S Flanker-E will enter Russian Air Force service between 2014 and 2020.
There is no successor to either the Tu-22M3 Backfire or the MiG-31 Foxhound.
Only upgraded versions of the Tu-95 Bear will remain in RuAF service after 2021.
Russia's remain­ing fleet of Tu-160M Blackjack bombers will be upgraded by 2020.
Yak-130 Mittens are already in Russian Air Force service at Lipetsk and Borisoglebsk.
The Il-76MD Candid will remain the mainstay of Russia's transport aviation for many years to come.
Concept work to develop new bombers to replace Russian Air Force Tu-95MSM Bears and Tu-160M Blackjacks is in progress.
Only upgraded versions of the Tu-95 Bear will remain in RuAF service after 2021.
Russia's fleet of Mi-28N Havoc attack helicopters will be upgraded by 2020.
The Su-34 Fullback fighter-bomber is already in service with the RuAF and more are on order for delivery between 2014 and 2021.
The MiG-35D Fulcrum-F is one of three fourth-generation fighter aircraft that will enter Russian Air Force service between 2014 and 2021.
Sixty Sukhoi T-50 PAK FAs should be in service with the RuAF by 2020.
UAVs remain a low-priority asset for the RuAF.