The Ministry of Defense received the third serial IL-76MD-90A this year
As follows from the message, the specialists of Aviastar-SP JSC handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense this year’s third-ever latest military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, manufactured at the enterprise. The document on the transfer of the aircraft into operation was signed by Vasily Dontsov, Managing Director of Aviastar-SP JSC, Vladimir Semenov, Managing Director of OAK-TS JSC, and Vadim Dyrdin, commander of the 235 Aviation Regiment.
- the press service quotes a statement by Vasily Dontsov.
As previously reported, this year the Ulyanovsk aircraft manufacturers handed over to the Ministry of Defense two serial IL-76MD-90A after a four-year break. The press service of Ilyushin noted that in total in 2019, it is planned to transfer five new military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A to the Ministry of Defense.
In total, the Russian military department plans to purchase, before 2030, over 100 aircraft data, as well as promising Il-78MD-90A tankers created on their basis.
The heavy military transport IL-76MD-90A is a profound modernization of the IL-76MD aircraft. The new IL-76MD-90A, unlike the drill IL-76MD, is equipped with PS-90A-76 engines with a thrust of up to 14,5 tons instead of the "standard" D-30KP2 with a thrust of up to 12 tons. The aircraft received a new wing and a “glass” cockpit: the gauges were replaced by instruments with LCD displays. At IL-76MD-90A, the carrying capacity increased to 60 tons and the range of delivery of troops and cargo - up to 5000 km.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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