New Military Transport Aircraft to Appear in Russia in 2025
The promising aviation complex of transport aircraft will appear in Russia in 2025, it will be a family of three aircrafts, with a capacity greater than currently available in service, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.
“It will be a promising transport aircraft. This is a whole family – heavy, very heavy and super heavy jets. But we don’t have yet the specifications from military, or adevelopment work, or an order. It’s kind of an initiative development, but it is done with an eye to the future requirements of the Defense Ministry. It will appear at the turn of 2025,” the source said.
According to a source, the main executor of the project will be the Ilyushin Design Bureau, but the planes will be constructed in large-scale cooperation of aviation enterprises by the example of the operating project IL-76, the assembly of elements of which is made partly in Kazan, Ulyanovsk and Voronezh.