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A prototype of a modernized tanker will be ready for testing at the end of the year.

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The first upgraded tanker IL-78М-90А will be ready for testing in November-December of the current year, reports RIA News a message from Andrey Kapustin, director of the Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP.


A prototype of a modernized tanker will be ready for testing at the end of the year.


IL-78М-90А will be the first tanker aircraft built in the Russian Federation; before that, all IL-78 were assembled at the Tashkent airline.

“In November-December of this year, the plane will be ready. This machine in the current year should be transferred to OAO Ilyushin for testing. Further, the JSC "IL" will be engaged in its refinement ",
said Kapustin.

According to him, the start of serial construction is scheduled for 2018.

Today "a wide interest from customers from different countries of the world, in particular from the CIS countries, South-East Asia and African countries," is manifested to the modernized Il series aircraft, "the director said.

Help Agency: “IL-78M-90A is a modification of the IL-76MD-90A. The aircraft will be the main tanker, adapted for refueling in air of distant, front-line and special aircraft aviation. Il-78M-90A will allow the simultaneous refueling of two front-line aircraft (such as the Su-27, MiG-29) using refueling units mounted on the wing. ”
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 11 June 2016 13: 38
    +5
    Previously, there was one large union of peoples, now they must themselves and correctly !!!
    1. poquello
      poquello 11 June 2016 13: 49
      +17
      Quote: Teberii
      Previously, there was one large union of peoples, now they must themselves and correctly !!!

      before there was one country, the location of enterprises was scattered in the PM to "support the trousers of the regions" in the same baltics they booted decently
      1. Teberii
        Teberii 11 June 2016 13: 54
        +7
        So I do not argue the attempt to uniformly develop all parts of the union. Someone thought that would be so.
        1. Lt. Air Force stock
          Lt. Air Force stock 11 June 2016 14: 17
          +4
          In general, it would be better to build sets of attachments and filling rods, tanks of composite materials for placement in the cargo compartment, so that it would be possible to convert any Il-76 transport aircraft at the airport within 5-7 days under a tanker, it would be cheaper than building special type of aircraft. And most importantly faster.
          1. poquello
            poquello 11 June 2016 14: 50
            +5
            Quote: Lt. air force reserve
            so that it would be possible to convert any Il-76 transport aircraft at the airport within 5-7 days for a tanker,

            specialized equipment performs its functions forever better, but an interesting option
          2. Iline
            Iline 11 June 2016 15: 05
            +5
            The first IL-78 could be easily and simply transferred to the version of IL-76. But on the contrary, you will not dodge because of the peculiar scheme of building a fuel system.
            1. pvv113
              pvv113 11 June 2016 23: 07
              +1
              We often used the IL-78 as a transport
          3. alekc75
            alekc75 11 June 2016 18: 18
            -2
            do you even understand what you wrote? take a close look at the silt and then you will write this heresy
            1. Iline
              Iline 11 June 2016 18: 31
              +3
              I was associated with this "heresy" for 28 years. Learn materiel.
        2. poquello
          poquello 11 June 2016 14: 45
          +1
          Quote: Teberii
          So I do not argue the attempt to uniformly develop all parts of the union. Someone thought that would be so.

          I'm not in reproach, in addition
      2. iouris
        iouris 13 June 2016 00: 48
        0
        And "Baltic" and Tashkent on the very Kushka - it was all Russia.
    2. iouris
      iouris 13 June 2016 00: 46
      0
      We will not do anything "ourselves". There are too few of us left and there are fewer and fewer.
  2. alekc73
    alekc73 11 June 2016 13: 38
    +6
    If strategic aviation is seriously developed, tankers are equal to missile carriers.
  3. pan.70
    pan.70 11 June 2016 13: 41
    +4
    Very well! The troops have long been waiting for this car, which has very modern equipment, electronic equipment and excellent performance characteristics. The defense industry cheers!
  4. demiurg
    demiurg 11 June 2016 13: 57
    +1
    How much can he give to the maximum? Tons 70-80? The same squadron of ducklings can be tucked at the very brow.
    1. Iline
      Iline 11 June 2016 15: 09
      +4
      Ducklings nervously smoke on the sidelines because one single regiment in Diaghilevo is intended for strategic aviation and is included in its structure. All ostentatious refueling at the exercises does not count - it is possible, but with the database you will have to refuel in flight from cans.
      Today "a wide interest from customers from different countries of the world, in particular from the CIS countries, South-East Asia and African countries," is manifested to the modernized Il series aircraft, "the director said.

      Very optimistic, but let's first think about our Air Force.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 11 June 2016 14: 03
    +7
    With such an aircraft, many of our aircraft become very "long-range". The same Tu 22, for example. The scale of the rearmament of the army is amazing. So you will ponder against your will, because we announced the army rearmament program long ago. And as soon as our "best friends" realized that this was not bullshit, and we got down to business seriously - we bam - Maidan in a neighboring country, and sanctions - to cut off technologies (and not only, but that's for sure) and oil dropped - according to the scenario of the collapse of the USSR. And again our "partners" missed the mark - they made us tense up and supply everything we have from the store. One will involuntarily think that the "cold war" did not stop, just at some point the "partners" decided that they had won, and Russia is defeated and is crawling on all fours in the corner. Bismarck was forgotten, the children of the female dog: "The Russians always come for their money. And all your cunning agreements and memoranda will not be worth the paper on which they are written." I hope I conveyed the meaning correctly.
    1. Skifotavr
      Skifotavr 11 June 2016 14: 36
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      With such an aircraft, many of our aircraft become very "long-range". The same Tu 22, for example.

      All Tu-22Ms had their in-flight refueling systems dismantled at the request of the "partners" during the Soviet era. For this reason, they even flew to Syria to bomb ISIS with a limited bomb load.
      1. poquello
        poquello 11 June 2016 14: 52
        +5
        Quote: Skifotavr
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        With such an aircraft, many of our aircraft become very "long-range". The same Tu 22, for example.

        All Tu-22Ms had their in-flight refueling systems dismantled at the request of the "partners" during the Soviet era. For this reason, they even flew to Syria to bomb ISIS with a limited bomb load.

        it's time to give up on the demands of "friends"
        1. Skifotavr
          Skifotavr 11 June 2016 19: 29
          +4
          Quote: poquello
          Quote: Skifotavr
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          With such an aircraft, many of our aircraft become very "long-range". The same Tu 22, for example.

          All Tu-22Ms had their in-flight refueling systems dismantled at the request of the "partners" during the Soviet era. For this reason, they even flew to Syria to bomb ISIS with a limited bomb load.

          it's time to give up on the demands of "friends"

          It would be nice to start with the restoration of these systems on the Tu-22M3. And it was necessary to do this yesterday.
    2. cap
      cap 11 June 2016 14: 37
      +8
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      One will involuntarily think that the "cold war" did not stop, just at some point the "partners" decided that they won, and Russia is defeated and is crawling on all fours in the corner. Bismarck was forgotten, the children of the female dog: "The Russians always come for their money. And all your cunning agreements and memoranda will not be worth the paper on which they are written." I hope I conveyed the meaning correctly.


      I never doubted that the cold war was over
      from Gorbachev to Yeltsin, and even more so now.
      He grew up on Soviet propaganda, and as it turned out, everything turned out to be the true truth even after 43 years since he took the oath (August 22, 1973).
      I remember in the barracks a poster with an American soldier, NATO is written on the helmet, and in large letters "The warrior is your enemy."
      So since then nothing has changed.
      That something like this.
      1. iouris
        iouris 13 June 2016 00: 53
        +1
        The Cold War will begin only if they start building communism in Russia.
        I myself heard how the soldiers, instead of the drill "Don't cry the deffchenka", diligently yelled imitation of the American chant.
        I don’t know which poster hangs in their barracks. Probably something about halloween.
        1. PHANTOM-AS
          PHANTOM-AS 13 June 2016 01: 30
          +1
          Quote: iouris
          I myself heard how the soldiers, instead of the drill "Don't cry the deffchenka", diligently yelled imitation of the American chant.


    3. serezhasoldatow
      serezhasoldatow 11 June 2016 21: 19
      0
      And on TU-22 refueling rods returned?
      1. Skifotavr
        Skifotavr 11 June 2016 22: 19
        0
        Quote: serezhasoldatow
        And on TU-22 refueling rods returned?

        No.
  6. keeper03
    keeper03 11 June 2016 21: 40
    0
    It would not be bad to develop a passenger modification based on the IL-76, possibly with two engines!
  7. persei
    persei 11 June 2016 21: 55
    0
    pleases this. import substitution in action
  8. Zomanus
    Zomanus 12 June 2016 04: 05
    0
    Well, given the development of the Arctic and the Far East, such things are simply necessary.
    Otherwise, without them in any way. Now the deadlines will be pulled, working out the technology,
    and then just hold on ...
  9. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 12 June 2016 05: 16
    0
    Quote: poquello
    Quote: Lt. air force reserve
    so that it would be possible to convert any Il-76 transport aircraft at the airport within 5-7 days for a tanker,

    specialized equipment performs its functions forever better, but an interesting option

    You take a closer look at the picture and understand what is wrong.
  10. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 12 June 2016 06: 13
    0
    Quote: Lt. Air Force stock
    so that it would be possible to convert any Il-76 transport plane at the airport within 5-7 days for a tanker

    Redo the glider to set the workplace of the tanker operator?
  11. iouris
    iouris 13 June 2016 00: 43
    0
    It is strange that the archaic flexible fuel supply system is stupidly reproduced. Explain what the problem is?