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Current state of the Russian Air Force?

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Current state of the Russian Air Force?

What is the current state of the Russian AF.

I did some research online and found problems from the 90s and early 2000s about pilot hours, infrastructure and even payment problems.

Have Putin's reforms addressed these problems or are do they still exist in today's Russian Air Force, and if so, to what extent?
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61st Air Army [ex Military Transport Aviation: VTA]
708th Ind. Military Transport Avn Regt Il-76 Taganrog
610th Combat Aircrew Training Center Ivanovo
517th Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Ivanovo
U/I Military Transport Aviation Sqn An-12 Ivanovo
3rd Military Transport Aviation Division Krechevitsiy
103rd Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Smolensk
110th Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Krechevitsiy
196th Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Tver
334th Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Pskov
U/I divisional HQ flight or sqn An-12 Krechevitsiy
12th Military Transport Aviation Division Krechevitsiy
8th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-22 Tver
81st Military Transport Aviation Regt An-22 Ivanovo
235th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-12, An-124 Ulyanovsk
566th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-124 Sescha
U/I Military Transport Aviation Division Orenburg?
103rd Military Transport Aviation Regt Il-76 Orenburg
110th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-12 Ulan Ude
196th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-12 Zavitinsk
334th Military Transport Aviation Regt An-12 unknown
numerous Ind. Military Transport Aviation squadrons various unknown
U/I Ind. Aviation Regt A-50 Pechora
Armavir Pilot's Higher Military Aviation School Armavir
218th Aviation Training Regt MiG-23 Salsk
627th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Tikhoretsk
713th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Armavir
761st Aviation Training Regt MiG-23 Maikop
762nd Aviation Training Regt L-39 Kholodnogorsk
163rd Ind. Aviation Training Sqn Mi-8 Armavir
4th Combat Aircrew Training Center Lipetsk
968th Tactics and Weapons Training Regt (760th SlAP) fighters Lipetsk
U/I Military Transport Aviation Sqn An-12 Lipetsk
116th Combat Aviation Training Center Astrakhan
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23, -29 Astrakhan
148th Combat Aircrew Training Center Savostleyka
54th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27,-30 Savostleyka
786th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Pravdinsk
U/I Ind. Helicopter Regt Mi-8 Savostleyka
1080th Alrcrew Aviation Training Center Borisoglebsk
1st Bomber Training Aviation Regt Su-24 Lebyazhe
976th Bomber Training Aviation Regt Su-24 Totskoye
160th Tactics and Weapons Training Regt MiG-29 Borisoglebsk
186th Ind. Shturmovik Training Regt Su-25 Borisoglebsk?
343rd Tactics and Weapons Training Regt MiG-29 Sennoy
269th Ind. Helicopter Regt Mi-8 Malino (Malinovka?)
8th Special Purpose Aviation Division Chkalovskiy
353rd Special Purpose Transport Aviation Regt Various Chkalovskiy
354th Special Purpose Transport Aviation Regt Various Chkalovskiy
121st Aircraft Repair Depot Tactical aircraft Kubinka
275th Aircraft Repair Depot Various Krasnodar
301st Aircraft Repair Depot Various Tambov
360th Aircraft Repair Depot Bombers Ryazan
419th Aircraft Repair Depot Various Gorelovo
514th Aircraft Repair Depot PV0 fighters Rzhev
568th Aircraft Repair Depot ECM, Elint, ABCP, ER Pushkin
Red Star OVO Command and Electronics School Various Pushkin
4022nd Aircraft Storage and Destruction Base Fighters (esp. MiG-21) unknown
4215th Aircraft Storage and Destruction Base MiG-23, -27, Su-17 Dmitriyevka
6213rd Aircraft Storage and Destruction Base Bombers Engels
VVS Scientific & Technical Institute
State Flight Test Center Combat Aircraft Akhtubinsk
State Flight Test Center Helicopters, Transports Chakolovskaya
Air Force Test Pilot School Various Akhtubinsk
EW Test and Training Division (?) Various Chernaya Rechka
Northern Military District
U/I HQ unit Il-22 Levashovo
98th Ind. Recce Aviation Regt MiG-25R, Su-24MR Monchegorsk
202nd Ind. Mixed Aviation Regt An-12, Mi-8 Levashevo
227th Ind. Recce/EW Helicopter Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV Apatiy
239th Fighter Aviation Division Besovets
28th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Andreapol
159th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Besovets
Possible third fighter regiment inactive ??
U/I Ind. Transport Sqn Mi-8 Besovets
U/I Fighter Aviation Divisions
174th Guards Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25? Monchegorsk
177th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Lodeynoye
180th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31 Gromovo
458th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Kotlas
470th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Atrikanda
518th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Arkhangelsk/Talagi
941st Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Kilp-Yavr
149th Bomber Aviation Division Smurav'yevo
67th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Siverskoye
722nd Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Smurav'yevo
Possible Bomber Aviation Regt inactive ??
U/I Ind. Transport Sqn Mi-B Smurav'yevo
Moscow Military District
U/I HQ unit Il-22 Chkalovskiy
U/I HQ unit Il-22 Smolensk
47th Ind. Reconnaissance Aviation Regt Su-24MR, MIG-25R Shatalovo
899th Ind. Shturmovik Aviation Regt Su-25 Buturlinovka
285th Ind. Recce/EW Helicopter Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV Saransk
297th Ind. Recce/EW Helicopter Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV Alabino
106th Ind. Transport Aviation Sqn Mi-8 Stupino
237th Guards Display Center (ex? 234th Proskurovskiy Guards Regt) Kubinka
"Swifts" Fighter Aviation Squadron MiG-29 Kubinka
"Russian Knights" Fighter Aviation Squadron Su-27 Kubinka
"Sky Hussare" Shturmovik Aviation Squadron Su-25 Kubinka
U/I Bomber Aviation Squadron Su-24 Kubinka
226th Ind. Mixed Aviation Regt Mi-8 Kubinka
9th Fighter Aviation Division Shaykovka
14th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Zherdevka
73rd Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Shaykovka
871st Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Smolensk
U/I Fighter Aviation Division
153rd Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31 Morshansk
472nd Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23 Kurst
611th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Dorokhovo
790th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-25?, -31 Khotilovo
195th Bomber Aviation Division Voronezh
20th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Kamenka
164th Guards Bomber [Recce?] Aviation Regt Su-24, MiG-25? Shatalovo
455th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Voronezh
Volga Military District
U/I HQ unit (Volga-Ural MD & SRF) Il-22 Orenburg
144th Ind. Mixed Aviation Sqn Mi-6, Mi-8 Samara
Beiashov Pilots’ Higher Military Aviation School
U/I Aviation Training Regt unknown Batashov
127th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Ryazhk
644th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Michurinsk
U/I Ind. Helo Transport Sqn Mi-8 Balashov
Barnaul Pilots’ Higher Military Aviation School Barnaul
U/I Aviation Training Regt L-39 Barnaul
U/I Aviation Training Regt L-39 unknown
Probable third U/I Aviation Training Regt
U/I Ind. Helo Transport Sqn Mi-8 Barnaul
Chelyabinsk Navigators’ Higher Military Aviation School Chelyabinsk
U/I Aviation Training Regt Tu-134 Chelyabinsk
U/I Aviation Training Regt Mi-8 Chelyabinsk
Probable third U/I Aviation Training Regt
U/I Ind. Helo Transport Sqn Mi-8 Chelyabinsk
Kachin Pilots’ Higher Military Aviation School Volgograd
704th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Kotelnikovo
706th Aviation Training Regt L-39 Volgograd
801st Aviation Training Regt L-39 Bataysk
U/I Ind. Helo Transport Sqn Mi-8 Volgograd
Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School
797th Aviation Training Regt L-39, MiG-29, Su-27 Kuschevskaya
802nd Aviation Training Regt L-39, Su-17, Su-25 Krasnodar
U/I Ind. Helo Transport Sqn Mi-8 Krasnodar
Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School Faculty Yeysk
U/I Aviation Training Regt L-39, MiG-29 Yeysk
Air Forces' Academy Various (AEF & GI) Monino
Air Forces' Technical Air Academy Various (GI) Moscow
North Caucasus Military District
11th Ind. Reconnaissance Aviation Regt Su-24MR Marinovka
535th Ind. Mixed Aviation Regt An-12, Mi-8 Rostov on Don
286th Ind. Recce/EW Helicopter Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV Zernograd
16th ‘Swirskaya’ Guards Fighter Aviation Division Milerovo
19th Guards Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Milerovo
31st Nilopolskiy' Guards Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Zernograd
960th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Primorsko-Akhtarsk
U/I Fighter Aviation Division
83rd Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Rostov on Don
209th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Astrakhan
562nd Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Krymskaya
10th Bomber Aviation Division Yeysk
296th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Marinovka
559th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Morozovsk
959th Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Yeysk
3rd Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 ?Taganrog
1st Shturmovlk Aviation Division Krasnodar
16th Shturmovik Aviation Regt Su-25 Taganrog
368th Shturmovik Aviation Regt Su-25 Budyonnovsk
461st Shturmovik Aviation Regt Su-25 Krasnodar
Ural Military District
U/I Fighter Aviation Division
683rd Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23MLD Bobrovka
764th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25? Bolshesavino
Possible third fighter regiment inactive ??
Trans Baikal Military District
U/I HQ unit Il-22 Irkutsk
U/I Ind. Reconnaissance Regt Su-24MR, MiG-25R Domna
U/I Ind. Shturmovik Regt Su-25 Olovyannaya
U/I Ind. Mixed Aviation Regt An-12, An-26, Mi-8 Chits
U/I Ind. Recce/EW Helo Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV unknown
U/I Fighter Aviation Division unknown
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 Domna
Possible second fighter regiment inactive ??
Possible third fighter regiment inactive ??
U/I Fighter Aviation Division Novosibirsk
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25? Omsk
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25? Kansk
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25? Novosibirsk
U/I Bomber Aviation Division Nyangi
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Bada
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Borzya
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Nyangi
Far Eastern Military District
U/I HQ unit Il-22 Omsk
U/I Ind. Recce Regt Su-24MR, MiG-25R unknown
18th? (13th?) Ind. Shturmovik Aviation Regt Su-25 Galenki (Galinonki?)
U/I Ind. Mixed Aviation Regt An-12, An-26, Mi-8 Khabarovsk
U/I Ind. Recce/EW Helo Sqn Mi-8PPA, SMV unknown
U/I Fighter Aviation Division unknown
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-29 unknown
Possible second fighter regiment MiG-23MLD? inactive ??
Possible third fighter regiment MiG-23MLD? inactive ??
U/I Fighter Aviation Divisions
47th Fighter Aviation Regt Su-27 Zolotaya Dolina
308th Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23MLD? Sovetskaya Gavan
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23MLD? Khabarovsk
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Komsomolsk on Amur
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-31, -25 Petropavlovsk
U/I Fighter Aviation Regt MiG-23, -29? Yelizovo
U/I Bomber Aviation Division unknown
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Komsomolsk on Amur
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 Verino
U/I Bomber Aviation Regt Su-24 unknown
Direct Reporting Units
344th Aircrew Combat Training Center Totskoye
5057 Aviation Base Mi-24 (Special Duties) Totskoye
361st Helicopter Training and Test Regt Mi-24 Totskoye
696th Helicopter Training and Test Regt Mi-8, 8, -24, -26 Totskoye
2881sf Reserve Helicopter Base (storage) Various Totskoye
113th Ind. Mixed Aviation Sqn Mi-8, -24 (Spec. Duties) Kaluga
377th Ind. Mixed Aviation Sqn Mi-8 Vologda
11th Ind. Army Kaliningrad
288th Ind. Helicopter Regt Mi-2, -B, -24 Nivenskoye
Operations Group Transdnestril Tiraspol
36th Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-2, -8, -24 Tiraspol
Russian Group of Forces Transcaucasus Tbilisi
311th Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-24 Vaziani
Airborne Forces
58th Ind. Military Transport Sgn An-2, Mi-8 Ryazan
283rd Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Podolsk
7th Airborne Division Novorossiysk
185th Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Krymskaya
76th Airborne Division Pskov
242nd Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Pskov
98th Airborne Division Ivanovo
U/I Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Ivanovo
104th Airborne Division Ulyanovsk
116th Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Belyl Klutsh
106th Airborne Division Tula
110th Ind. Military Transport Sqn An-2, Mi-8 Tula
Northern Military District
26th Army Corps Petrozavodsk
Possible Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 ?unconfirmed
Possible Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 ?unconfirmed
485th Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 Alakurti
30th Army Corps Vyborg
Possible Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 ?unconfirmed
172nd Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Kasimovo
332nd Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -B, -24 Pribylovo
Moscow Military District
239th Guards Ind. Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Yefremov
1st Army Smolensk
6th Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 Vyaz'ma
336th Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Kaluga
440th Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 Vyaz'ma
20th Army Corps Voronezh
41st Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 Klakovo
178th Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Kursk
490th Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 Klakovo
22nd Army Nizhny Novgorod
Possible Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 ?unconfirmed
225th Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Protasovo
439th Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 Kostroma
Volga Military District
2nd Army Chernorech’ye
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
36th Ind. Helicopter Regt Mi-6, -8 Serdobsk
437th Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 Ozinki
793rd Ind. Combat Transport Helo Regt Mi-8, -26 Kinel Cherkassy
Syzran Pilots’ Higher Military Aviation School
131st Helicopter Training Regt Mi-8, -24 Sokol
484th Helicopter Training Regt Mi-8, -24 Syzran
626th Helicopter Training Regt Mi-8, -24 Pugaohev
Ufa Pilots’ Higher Military Aviation School
330th Helicopter Training Regt Mi-8, -24 Ufa
851st Helicopter Training Regt Mi-8, -24 Bezenchuk
North Caucasus Military District
58th Army Vladikavkaz
Possible Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 ?unconfirmed
487th Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 Budyonnovsk
U/I Ind. Combat Control Hem Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
67th Army Corps Krasnodar
326th Ind. Helicopter Sqn An-2, Mi-8, -9, -24 Bataysk
55th Ind. Combat Helicopter Regt Mi-8, -24 Korenovsk
325th Ind. Combat Transport Helo Regt Mi-6, -8, -26 Yegorlyskaya
Trans Baikal Military District
55th Army Borzya
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
57th Army Corps Ulan Ude
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Control Hem Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Transport Helo Regt Mi-6, -8 unknown
Far Eastern Military District
5th Army Ussuriysk
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
25th Army Corps Petropavlovsk
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
35th Army Belogorsk
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
68th Army Corps Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Transport Hem Regt Mi-6, -8, -26? unknown
U/I ind. Combat Transport Helo Regt Mi-6, -8, -26? unknown
Siberian Military District
28th Army Corps Kemerovo
U/I Ind. Helicopter Sqn An-2, Mi-2, -8, -9, -24 Omsk
U/I Ind. Combat Helo Regt Mi-8, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Control Helo Regt Mi-8, -9, -24 unknown
U/I ind. Combat Transport Helo Regt Mi-6, -8 unknown

In the 90's russian pilots suffered very low flying hours but atm the state is increasing , they are also upgrading Su-27's and Mig-29's in newest versions
They have planned quite big increase in production of new Su-34 Multirole aircraft
But other projects such as Ka-50 and Mi-28 are lacking serius production.

Moscow, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Air Force will receive a regiment of new Su-34 fighter-bombers by 2010, its head said Tuesday.

"Under a three-year state contract, the Chkalov Aircraft Production Association [in Novosibirsk] ...will manufacture and deliver a regiment of Su-34 [NATO designation Fullback] fighter-bombers to the Russian Air Force," Air Force Commander Vladimir Mikhailov said.

Mikhailov said the Su-34 would replace the outdated Su-24 (NATO designation Fencer) frontline bomber.

"Test flights of Su-34 fighter-bombers started at the beginning of 2006," Mikhailov said. "We have about 10 [Su-34s] in the Air Force at present."

The Su-34 fighter-bomber is a two-seat strike aircraft equipped with twin AL-31MF afterburning turbojet engines. It is designed to deliver high-precision strikes at heavily guarded targets in any weather conditions, day or night.

Its armament includes a 30mm GSh-301 cannon, up to 12 Alamo or Archer AAMs, ASMs, and bombs.

"[The plane's] variable payload makes the Su-34 a unique aircraft capable of destroying almost any target," the Air Force Commander said.

Various sources put the number of planes in a Russian fighter-bomber regiment at 25-30.

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