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Putin said the shortcomings of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria


The President of Russia criticized the military aviation of the VKS.

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, stated that during the use of combat aircraft in Syria, numerous shortcomings were identified, related both to flight performance and combat performance.

"The combat use of Russian aviation in Syria revealed a number of deficiencies in the technical condition of airplanes and helicopters, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a military meeting in Sochi", - RBC reports.

At the same time, the Russian leader noted that it would be impossible to identify these shortcomings in the ground tests, but now the developers of domestic weapons are taking all measures to eliminate the existing problems.

“Industrial enterprises in a planned manner are working to eliminate the problems that have appeared. We were convinced of this when visiting the Kazan Aviation Plant and the 929 State Defense Test Center of the Ministry of Defense. ”, - said Vladimir Putin.

An example is the attack helicopter Mi-28HM, which was upgraded based on the comments and recommendations of military pilots who took part in the Syrian campaign.

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