The flying fleet strength: the armed naval aviation of Russia

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Naval aviation of the Russian Navy is divided into several genera: naval missile-carrying, anti-submarine, fighter, reconnaissance and auxiliary purposes. Depending on placement, is divided into carrier-based and shore-based aircraft.

The Russian Navy currently has one aircraft carrier — the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser project 11435 “Admiral Kuznetsov”, which during campaigns based carrier-based fighter su-33, MiG-29K/KUB, training aircraft su-25UTG, multipurpose naval helicopters Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-31.