423 helicopters will receive Russian air force by 2027

Under the government program for armaments the Russian Defense Ministry will get 423 helicopters, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call in Moscow on Tuesday.

“In accordance with the government program for armaments the manufacturers are to produce 423 advanced helicopters for the Defense Ministry in 2018-2027. By now the Armed Forces have received 112 helicopters, including 58 provided ahead of time,” Shoigu reported.

On the contract list are 96 attack helicopters Mi-28NM, Shoigu said, adding that during the contract conclusion the manufacturer agreed to considerably lower the price. [Source: TASS / End]

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