The Russian military announced their plans to supply more combat planes to Russia’s Kant air force base in Kyrgyzstan, which is a part of the Collective Rapid Deployment Force in Central Asia, Interfax news agency reported.
“There are plans to supply more combat planes to the base and this task will be fulfilled,” said Russia’s 5th Air and Air Defense Army commander Yevgeny Yuryev.
Yuryev said the runway will be enlarged and extended and the old equipment will be replaced. “In the future, following reconstruction, the base will receive a large amount of modern military equipment,” the general said.
Russian air force headquarters reported that the air group based in Kant will be involved in all exercises to be held in Central Asia.
The Kant air base was opened in Kyrgyzstan on October 23, 2003.