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Russian President Pledges New Helicopters, Planes For Air Force

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Zhukovsky outside Moscow at the opening of an international air festival dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force on August 11.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Zhukovsky outside Moscow at the opening of an international air festival dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force on August 11.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeated promises to equip the country's air force with new combat aircraft.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force, Putin said the military would have 600 new warplanes and 1,000 combat helicopters by 2020.

Putin pledged to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to refit and modernize the armed forces while campaigning for president at the start of 2012.

He also vowed on August 11 that social benefits for members of the air force and their families would be increased.

The actual 100th anniversary of Russia's Air Force is August 12.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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by: Jack from: US
August 11, 2012 14:06
All of humanity hopes these helicopters will be used to eliminate NATO minions for the good of humanity. US is biggest sponsor of terrorism.

by: William from: Aragon
August 11, 2012 22:09
Perhaps Russia is planning to implement a few "No Fly Zones" of its own in future.

by: Anonymous from: USA
August 12, 2012 16:18
Shouldn't Russia be spending more on education and infrastructure, than on war machines?
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by: Jack from: US
August 12, 2012 18:51
Whoever you are, you are a despicable NATO minion. US is biggest sponsor of terrorism.
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by: Anonymous from: USA
August 13, 2012 15:33
Wasn't Serbia going to join NATO at one point?
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by: Mamuka
August 13, 2012 01:12
War machine industry is the only functional industry in Russia. Maybe this is Putin's version of "stimulus." We saw what happened when he tried to promote their ridiculous automotive industry.

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