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Everything you need to know about the Ilyushin Il-76

The Ilyushin Il-76 has been the most important transport aircraft in the Russian Air Force inventory since the 1970s. Production has restarted after a two-decade hiatus on an updated version of a type that has also served as a tanker, early warning platform and civilian freighter, among other duties. Piotr Butowski examines the type’s history.

First Il-76MD-90A rolls off new production line

A new, upgraded and automated final assembly line at the CJSC Aviastar-SP JSC plant in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk has completed its first Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A heavy-lift strategic transport aircraft

UAC rolls out another modernised Il-76MD-M transport

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has completed the modernisation of another Ilyushin Il-76MD-M strategic transport, which will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence in the near future

Russian Candids assist in Italy

Russian military specialists and equipment were transported to Italy to assist in the fight against the coronavirus on March 22-23.

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Beriev A-50: Early warning, Russian style

The A-50 developed by the Beriev design bureau in Taganrog is the only Russian airborne early warning aircraft in service. Piotr Butowski describes its present upgrades and future replacement

Russian military transport branch expands its strength

THE RUSSIAN Air Force’s Voenno- Transportnaya...