Accession Number:

ADA393999

Title:

The Continuing Crisis of Russian Air Power

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Ever since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, military aviation in post- Soviet Russia has been in a state of steady decline. Thanks to the overnight losses the former Soviet Air Force Voenno-vozdushnye sily, or VVS experienced to the newly independent states in the wake of the USSRs collapse, as well as to the further reduction in deployed VVS assets that has continued to take place throughout the ensuing years, Russias air strength has now almost literally been decimated from some 13,000 aircraft in 1990 to no more than around 2000 today.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE