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Naval aviation of the Russian Navy is divided into several genera: naval missile-carrying, anti-submarine, fighter, reconnaissance and auxiliary purposes. Depending on placement, is divided into carrier-based and shore-based aircraft.

The Russian Navy currently has one aircraft carrier — the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser project 11435 “Admiral Kuznetsov”, which during campaigns based carrier-based fighter su-33, MiG-29K/KUB, training aircraft su-25UTG, multipurpose naval helicopters Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-31.

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In 2016-2017 on the “Admiral Kuznetsov” during his trip to the coast of Syria passed the test ship-based helicopter Ka-52K “Katran”. Until the end of 2019 it is planned to complete the testing of this machine .

Armed with coastal aviation of the Russian Navy are distant anti-aircraft Tu-142 (modification of the strategic bomber Tu-95), anti-Il-20, Il-38 and Il-38N, fighter-interceptor MiG-31, a transport aircraft an-12, An-24, An-26, helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24, Ka-31 and others.

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Currently in development are projects of promising aircraft carrier and amphibious assault ships, helicopter carriers. Marine aviation is working to create a promising multipurpose helicopters ship and land-based, is nearing completion of the development of new patrol aircraft, which is planned to replace the existing anti-submarine aircraft. Were works on modernization of transport-combat helicopters Ka-29. In 2016, the Naval aviation received the first of eight modernized deck-based helicopters Ka-27M equipped with the latest radioacoustic equipment.

According to the chief of Naval aviation major General Igor Kozhin, all of the ship’s su-33 will be upgrading and will be brought to the level of the newest su-30SM. Just 2017-2020. Naval aviation will receive about 100 new aircraft.

Deck-based aircraft

Aviation shore-based

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