The state company "Rosoboronexport" has begun delivery China batch of 10 military transport aircraft Il-76MD, reports Jane's. It is a question of the restored and modernized aircraft retired from the Navy of the Russian Federation, also used civilians-freight companies. The details concerning the modernization of transport yet unidentified.
Contract to supply China 3 Il-76MD transport was signed in late 2011, and in November 2012 — increased to 10 aircraft. The total purchase price of the unknown. According to the agency, most likely the Ministry of Defense of China will no longer accept Russian military transport aircraft Il-76MD. This is partly due to the development of China's own transporter Y-20.
In 2005, China had acquired the Russian Federation has 34 new transporter Sludge-76 and four tanker aircraft Sludge-78. The amount of this transaction amounted to 1.5 billion dollars. This contract have not been executed because of the bankruptcy of Tashkent Aircraft Production Association named after Chkalov, which also had to do the construction of aircraft. Previously, the parties planned to revise the terms of the contract, but the fate of the forthcoming agreement were not reported.
Meanwhile, at the end of January 2013, China made the first flight of a promising freighter Y-20, D-kitted engines 30KP-2, similarly as in the IL-76. According to its features is comparable to the Russian car transporters. Chinese aircraft load capacity is 66 tons.