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At the Kubinka airfield near Moscow, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, gave a number of instructions based on the results of the inspection of aviation equipment and weapons of the Aerospace Forces.

In particular, he set the task of continuing to improve the onboard equipment of the Ka-52M Alligator helicopter, which would allow the crew to solve combat missions without entering the zone of destruction by enemy missiles, the range of which is significantly increased. “We must go further in this direction. This is an important task, ”said the Russian Defense Minister.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces, General of the Army Sergei Surovikin, reported to General of the Army Sergei Shoigu that the Ka-52M on display is one of two vehicles that are under state testing. He noted that the helicopter pylons are prepared for use by the Ataka, Vikhr and Vikhr-M missiles. “With a range of destruction of 4-6 kilometers” Attack “, 8 -” Whirlwind “and 10 kilometers -” Whirlwind-M “. That is, the vehicle is capable of hitting the enemy with any unified means, ”said Sergei Surovikin. The commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces also noted that by 2022 the Ka-52M will be equipped with Vikhr-M missiles.

When inspecting the newest domestic training aircraft UTS-800, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu set the task in November of this year to lift it into the air, and in 2022 to complete the tests.

The Russian Defense Minister was also reported that the task he had set earlier to work out the issue related to the modernization of the Mi-24 helicopters has been completed. A flight of equipment has already been carried out. It is assumed that its service life will be 40 years.

Sergei Shoigu also ordered from 2021 to begin supplying training centers with a promising field technical and operational unit presented at the exhibition to carry out military repair of aircraft, and from 2023 to deploy these sets of them in units.

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