According to the commander, research and development (R & D) to establish the average MTC An-70 will be completed during the current year.
"Our homeland and Ukraine make operational and tactical military transport plane The An-70. R & D is expected to end this year. We very much hope get new operational and tactical plane, designed for the transportation of personnel and other tasks "- Identifies commands.
"In 2014 we will start to get transport aircraft Il-76MD90 (IL-476) and upgraded aircraft Sludge-76D. We also plan to get new An-70, "- he said.
According to the commander, until 2020, BTA will also receive 25 languid MTC An-124 in different versions.
As highlighted Kachalkin, Russian BTA does not want to receive aircraft of foreign manufacture. "Purchases of foreign technology, it has not exciting, because Russian equipment is one hundred percent satisfied with our requirements," — he said.
So Makar, experts say, giving up the An-70 in 2006 because of an incorrect position of the former Air Force Commander Vladimir Mikhailov as saying that there is no need for such an average of MTC with Turbopropfan engines (TVVD) and a preference for military aircraft modernized Sludge-76, Our homeland returned to the Russian-Ukrainian An-70 program there, which is a direct rival of the euro A400M.