A decision will be made at the end of November on the choice of the concept of a medium military transport aircraft (SVTS) for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. It is reported by "RIA News"citing a source in the aircraft industry.
The agency, citing a source, writes that the final decision on the choice of a design bureau that will develop a medium military transport aircraft designed to replace the An-12 will be made at the end of November, and not in September, as previously reported. The tactical and technical task for a promising medium military transport aircraft of the Ministry of Defense of Russia approved in November 2018, Ilyushin and Tupolev design bureaus participate in the competition.
The projects will be defended at the end of November, after which the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Defense will make a final decision on the choice of a design bureau that will create an average transporter
- the agency leads the words of the source.
The Tupolev Design Bureau previously stated that the company plans to create an average military transport aircraft, but did not explain whether this would be a “clean slate” development or whether the developments on the design of the Tu-330 ramp-type medium transport aircraft being developed in the 90’s would be used. years.
The Ilyushin Design Bureau is also ready to create a promising military aircraft and is already working on several concepts, including the Il-276. What other options are considered as a promising medium transporter, the corporation did not specify.