Currently, completed testing of the first prototype of the upgraded Il-76MD-90


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The car will be a model for continuous upgrading of combatant aircraft, — Livanov told "Interfax".
He noted that the number of the amount of modernized Il-76 aircraft will be comparable to the proposed purchase of the Il-476. "We can say that almost all the fleet of the Il-76MD, which are" on the wing ", will be modernized," — said Lebanon.

According to him, the subject of modernization and refueling tankers Il-78. However, how many aircraft will be upgraded, not yet determined.

Livanov said that based on the Il-476 is planned to create a new tanker aircraft, which is now referred to as "forward-tanker aircraft." "These machines will start mass-produced since 2015," — said Lebanon.

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