ST. PETERSBURG, September 2 (RIA Novosti)
The Russian Navy’s Coast Guard Troops will receive about 20 new missile systems and over 70 aircraft and helicopters by 2020, Navy chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said Monday.
Coast guard units will receive some 20 Bastion and Bal missile systems, 21 new aircraft and 54 helicopters, he said, adding that existing ones will be modernized and upgraded.
Chirkov said that the modernization of antisubmarine warfare planes is a particular priority.
The Navy will also procure advanced air patrol systems and a series of unmanned aerial vehicles for a variety of applications and ranges, Chirkov said.