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IL OJSC: In the 1st quarter of 2017, flight tests of the modernized Il-78-2 refueling aircraft will begin

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The press service of JSC "IL" announces the start of measures to modernize the aircraft Il-78. The upgraded version will be referred to as IL-78-2. In the material published press service the company says that the upgrade will affect flight-navigation, lighting, household equipment, as well as defense and communications.


IL OJSC: In the 1st quarter of 2017, flight tests of the modernized Il-78-2 refueling aircraft will begin


After the modernization, the tanker aircraft will be able to increase the service life up to 40 years (with the Il-78 resource up to 30 years), such a forecast is made by the specialists of Il.

It is known that the tactical-technical task of a modernization character was approved by the Russian Air Force as early as 2011. It concerns not only IL-78, but also IL-78M, as well as military transport workers IL-76MD.

Specialists of OAO EMZ named after V.M. Myasishchev. " It is reported that the process of upgrading the IL-76MD aircraft to the version of IL-76MD-M has already been completed. And now the updated military transport aircraft aviation passes a series of flight tests.

The first IL-78 arrived at the production site of the IL company in Zhukovsky near Moscow 11 of May 2016. The company plans to complete the modernization procedures and prepare for the start of flight tests by the first quarter of next year.

From the IL-78 flight performance: cruising speed - 750 km / h (when refueling 440-600 km / h), maximum flight altitude - 10250 m, takeoff run - 1,7 km, path length - 1 km. Maximum take-off weight - 190 t.
Photos used:
http://www.ilyushin.org
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  1. BOB044
    BOB044 19 May 2016 07: 20
    +2
    Now we will refuel off the coast of the United States. Let them rejoice.
    1. FID
      FID 19 May 2016 07: 55
      +7
      Precious, you are mine! The avionics are being upgraded, and not the engines and fuel tanks; Il will not get to the shores of Iceland ...
      1. Eustace
        Eustace 19 May 2016 08: 56
        +2
        IL 76MD-90A installed new PS-90 engines, which allowed to increase flight range by 25%.
        1. FID
          FID 19 May 2016 09: 05
          +2
          Quote: Eustace
          IL 76MD-90A installed new PS-90 engines, which allowed to increase flight range by 25%.

          The article is about IL-76MD, not IL-476 ... And 76MD is a modernized (not processed) IL-76 ...
          1. Eustace
            Eustace 19 May 2016 09: 45
            +1
            On the basis of the Il76MD-90A, a full line of aircraft is being developed, starting from a tanker and ending with the "Premier" project. At a recent meeting in Sochi with representatives of the defense industry, the President approved a program to restore production of the Il-114 in Russia at VASO, in 2017 the first flight of the Il-112 is planned. Russian aviation is not dying, but has already risen from its knees.
            1. nazar_0753
              nazar_0753 19 May 2016 11: 50
              +2
              What does it have to do with this, if the article talks about a specific IL-78-2? Is this a mystery covered in the dust of centuries?)
  2. oblako
    oblako 19 May 2016 07: 21
    +1
    Extension of service life is justified as a temporary measure, but in general it is an indicator of the crisis state of our aviation industry. Any specialized employment in our aviation industry is for the benefit, maybe when they get to more serious projects ...
  3. Iline
    Iline 19 May 2016 07: 31
    +4
    Modernization is of course a good thing.
    Only taking into account the fact that, due to the current tasks facing our aviation, there are sorely lacking tankers, it would be necessary to build new ones taking into account the increased demand for them. One regiment in Diaghilevo for all aviation? This is alarming.
    1. FID
      FID 19 May 2016 07: 57
      +1
      And who will build ??? MO ordered ONLY 39 new Ilovs to Aviastar (both transporters, and A-100, and tankers ...)
      1. Stas157
        Stas157 19 May 2016 08: 24
        +2
        Quote: SSI
        And who will build ??? MO ordered ONLY 39 new Ilovs to Aviastar (both transporters, and A-100, and tankers ...)

        VASO, a tanker based on IL-96. An excellent project, here it will get to the coast of Iceland. For one and the production of widebody support.
        1. Eustace
          Eustace 19 May 2016 08: 54
          +3
          I work at an aviation enterprise and I know for sure that OJSC "Il" is developing tankers based on the Il-96.
          1. avt
            avt 19 May 2016 08: 59
            0
            Quote: Eustace
            About JSC "IL" is developing tankers based on the IL-96.

            what DEVELOPING a new fuel tanker, or all the same, Reworking from an existing backlog of five like cars into tankers? But these are different verbs with different meanings of the described action.
            1. FID
              FID 19 May 2016 09: 10
              +3
              No more hurt! There were 4 Il-96-400 cars (trucks, belonged to the flight) ... 96104 redone for the CPSU, 96102 redone, 96101 flew as a tanker simulator ... 96105 just cut ... No more IL-96-400 !! !
            2. Eustace
              Eustace 19 May 2016 09: 47
              0
              These will be new cars for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, they are interested in the project in China.
        2. FID
          FID 19 May 2016 09: 12
          +1
          Quote: Stas157
          For one and the production of widebody support.

          You, maybe support, but where is the money ???
          1. Stas157
            Stas157 19 May 2016 10: 31
            +2
            Quote: SSI
            You, maybe support, but where is the money ???

            As the Press Service and Information Department of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported on January 6, 2015, the Ministry of Defense signed a contract with United Aircraft Corporation for the construction of 2 Il-96-400TZ tanker aircraft. The new Il-96-400TZ tanker will be able to transfer over 65 tons (78 tons of IL-40M) of fuel at a distance of up to 3,5 thousand km. (on the IL-78M 3 thousand km.).
            1. FID
              FID 19 May 2016 12: 07
              +1
              It was 4 IL-96-400, two redone under the VIP ... how much is left? They were not planning to build anything, they would put internal tanks in the trucks, attach UPAZs and that’s all ...
  4. Taygerus
    Taygerus 19 May 2016 07: 45
    0
    I agree with the comrade of flying tankers that it’s not enough to expand tasks, new planes are needed, perhaps with the development of a new promising transport carrier and they won’t forget about tankers
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 19 May 2016 07: 57
    +1
    Long-range aviation strikes "bypassing Europe" showed that refuellers are in demand and are capable of providing strikes against targets at many latitudes and meridians, and not only at IS ...
  6. rudolff
    rudolff 19 May 2016 09: 31
    +1
    SSI. Hello Sergey! Enlighten. The dilettanian question, but are the tanks in the cargo compartment connected with the tanker's own tanks in any way? Theoretically, after all, it can even fly around the world without landing. And if not, then why?
    1. FID
      FID 19 May 2016 09: 42
      +1
      IL-78 did just that (used fuel from tanks) ... Depending on the flight range, the amount of fuel delivered changed - the farther, the less ... it remains with the IL-476, but the IL-96-400 is different song. With a load capacity of 90 tons, it can fly 6 km, respectively, the amount of fuel that it can give away increases ...
  7. Eustace
    Eustace 19 May 2016 09: 53
    0
    Everything depends on financing, there will be orders from buyers, the IL design bureau will carry out the development. Unfortunately in the Russian Federation there is not enough production capacity, TAPO them. Chkalov was safely plundered and destroyed, Aviastar is not yet able to fully restore the production of aircraft in Soviet "volumes". But everything is slowly moving in the right direction. The lag in the aviation industry is mainly due to the lag in engine design and production. There is no problem building a glider, but if there is no engine, the plane will not fly. Omsk does not have time to do something new yet, the design and production of engines is a long and complicated issue.
  8. rudolff
    rudolff 19 May 2016 09: 55
    +1
    The question of resuming the construction of the IL-96, at least in the version of the tanker, suggests itself. Better platform for a tanker in the foreseeable future, all the same, is not expected, but on the 76th and without this there are enough orders.
    1. Eustace
      Eustace 19 May 2016 10: 24
      +1
      The development of a tanker based on the Il-96 is one of the priority projects of OJSC Il. The information is 100% reliable. soldier
      1. FID
        FID 19 May 2016 12: 12
        +1
        Quote: Eustace
        . The information is 100% reliable.

        From the Internet???
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        2. Eustace
          Eustace 20 May 2016 10: 33
          0
          Dear General, do not troll members of the forum, stop you just do not know the subject of the design bureau of OJSC "Il". soldier
  9. Eustace
    Eustace 19 May 2016 10: 18
    0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMhDrnsOI_Q
    http://www.newstube.ru/media/v-rossii-planiruyut-vozobnovit-proizvodstvo-il-96
    Something about JSC "IL".