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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:07 pm

    I don't follow, did just Indians pull out or is the whole thing cancelled?

    Would Russia proceed with the project solo? They do need this plane now with Ukraine out of the picture.

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    Post  wilhelm on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:31 pm

    I also thought that.
    It seems, reading the article, India have not yet come fully on board, maybe something to do with the "modularity" of the engines.

    I think Russia will still go ahead. As PapaDragon says, there is a need to replace existing ageing platforms designed and built from the time of the Soviet Union and before Ukraine went all crazy.
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:50 pm

    If Il/HAL MTA is going to be abandoned then my opinion for a possible solution for RuAF tactictal transport to replace old An-12s could be an enlarged version of Il-112V


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:10 am

    TR1 on another forums stated that it is good that the project is frozen since Russia should concentrate on light and heavy transport for now. I tend to agree. But if this really is in demand, then I would say they can work it themselves and India can purchase it later if they so choose to.
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  Book. on Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:16 am

    Russia 'freezes' India out of MTA project, to proceed alone as Il-214
    Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly | 12 January 2016

    http://www.janes.com/article/57169/russia-freezes-india-out-of-mta-project-to-proceed-alone-as-il-214

    Russia looks set to continue development of the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) on its own after Ilyushin froze co-operation with India on the joint project, state media announced on 13 January.

    With the preliminary design of the twin turbofan tactical airlifter now all but finalised, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will likely continue with the detailed design phase of the Il-214, as it is known in Russia, through to production without Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the TASS news agency quoted Ilyushin CEO Sergey Velmozhkin as saying.

    "It has been frozen as a joint Russian-Indian project," he said.

    While the report gave no particular reason for this development, it was reported in December 2015 that UAC and HAL were in disagreement over the type of powerplant to be fitted to the aircraft, with the former preferring the PD-14M - a modified version of the already in-service Aviadvigtel PS-90A-76 turbofan as fitted to the Il-76 'Candid' - and the latter wanting a completely clean-sheet engine with full authority digital engine control (FADEC).

    "The PS-90 does not have FADEC but the necessity of such a system was not there in the technical specifications initially," the president of UAC, Yury Slyusar, told the Indian Economic Times at the time. "It was added later. The technical requirement [for performance] is fully satisfied with the PS-90 engine.

    "So the official status is that we have finished the advanced preliminary design stage over a year ago [and] that has to be accepted by the Indian side. We hope they accept the design and move forward," he added.

    The Il-214 is expected to have a payload of between 15 and 20 tonnes and a range of 2,500 to 2,700 km, which will put it in the same class of airlifter as the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (22 tonnes) and the Embraer KC-390 (23 tonnes).

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:40 am

    Book. wrote:Russia 'freezes' India out of MTA project, to proceed alone as Il-214
    Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly | 12 January 2016

    http://www.janes.com/article/57169/russia-freezes-india-out-of-mta-project-to-proceed-alone-as-il-214

    Russia looks set to continue development of the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) on its own after Ilyushin froze co-operation with India on the joint project, state media announced on 13 January.

    With the preliminary design of the twin turbofan tactical airlifter now all but finalised, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will likely continue with the detailed design phase of the Il-214, as it is known in Russia, through to production without Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the TASS news agency quoted Ilyushin CEO Sergey Velmozhkin as saying.

    "It has been frozen as a joint Russian-Indian project," he said.

    While the report gave no particular reason for this development, it was reported in December 2015 that UAC and HAL were in disagreement over the type of powerplant to be fitted to the aircraft, with the former preferring the PD-14M - a modified version of the already in-service Aviadvigtel PS-90A-76 turbofan as fitted to the Il-76 'Candid' - and the latter wanting a completely clean-sheet engine with full authority digital engine control (FADEC).

    "The PS-90 does not have FADEC but the necessity of such a system was not there in the technical specifications initially," the president of UAC, Yury Slyusar, told the Indian Economic Times at the time. "It was added later. The technical requirement [for performance] is fully satisfied with the PS-90 engine.

    "So the official status is that we have finished the advanced preliminary design stage over a year ago [and] that has to be accepted by the Indian side. We hope they accept the design and move forward," he added.

    The Il-214 is expected to have a payload of between 15 and 20 tonnes and a range of 2,500 to 2,700 km, which will put it in the same class of airlifter as the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (22 tonnes) and the Embraer KC-390 (23 tonnes).

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:49 am

    The sooner it can replace the AN-12 the better and if the new engines are related to the new engines in the Il-476 then all the better.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  Militarov on Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:46 pm

    George1 wrote:
    Book. wrote:Russia 'freezes' India out of MTA project, to proceed alone as Il-214
    Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly | 12 January 2016

    http://www.janes.com/article/57169/russia-freezes-india-out-of-mta-project-to-proceed-alone-as-il-214

    Russia looks set to continue development of the Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) on its own after Ilyushin froze co-operation with India on the joint project, state media announced on 13 January.

    With the preliminary design of the twin turbofan tactical airlifter now all but finalised, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will likely continue with the detailed design phase of the Il-214, as it is known in Russia, through to production without Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the TASS news agency quoted Ilyushin CEO Sergey Velmozhkin as saying.

    "It has been frozen as a joint Russian-Indian project," he said.

    While the report gave no particular reason for this development, it was reported in December 2015 that UAC and HAL were in disagreement over the type of powerplant to be fitted to the aircraft, with the former preferring the PD-14M - a modified version of the already in-service Aviadvigtel PS-90A-76 turbofan as fitted to the Il-76 'Candid' - and the latter wanting a completely clean-sheet engine with full authority digital engine control (FADEC).

    "The PS-90 does not have FADEC but the necessity of such a system was not there in the technical specifications initially," the president of UAC, Yury Slyusar, told the Indian Economic Times at the time. "It was added later. The technical requirement [for performance] is fully satisfied with the PS-90 engine.

    "So the official status is that we have finished the advanced preliminary design stage over a year ago [and] that has to be accepted by the Indian side. We hope they accept the design and move forward," he added.

    The Il-214 is expected to have a payload of between 15 and 20 tonnes and a range of 2,500 to 2,700 km, which will put it in the same class of airlifter as the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (22 tonnes) and the Embraer KC-390 (23 tonnes).

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    Maybe it is better like this. Ilyushin go ahead!

    India is anyways more keen to get Super Hercules variants as i can notice they might even sabotaged whole deal on purpose, wih IL out of picture they might be able even to obtain licence to assemble them or something of a sort.

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  Austin on Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:39 am

    India Is Out, But Russia Continues Developing Il-214 Transport

    The Russian government will fund development of the Ilyushin Il-214 medium airlifter and production of about a hundred such aircraft for the Russian Air and Space Force (VKS), according to industry sources close to the program. Allocations for procurement will be provided in the Kremlin's new Armament Program after 2020, following the current program timed for 2010-2020.

    The Il-214 is, effectively, a version of the Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). Moscow and New Delhi signed a government-to-government agreement for the MTA in 2007. This was followed three years later by a co-development agreement at the industry level. A newly established Multirole Transport Aircraft Ltd. (MTAL) company based in Bangalore made its first appearance at airshows with a stand at AeroIndia 2010.

    The development costs were previously estimated at $600 million, and were to be covered by both parties on equal terms. Serial examples of the aircraft would cost between $35 and $40 million. The global market for the MTA was forecast at 400 units, including special mission versions for electronic warfare, airborne early warning and control, reconnaissance and patrol and airborne tanker.

    India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and its Russian collaborators signed agreements in 2012 that established a joint team of 150 designers in Moscow and Bangalore. The team started working on MTA documentation in December that year. Shortly thereafter, however, the effort was discontinued over disagreements and misunderstandings. In January, Ilyushin general manager Sergei Velmozhkin told reporters: “As a joint project between Russia and India, this project has been halted.”

    Designers in Moscow, however, continue to develop documentation for the aircraft tailored to VKS requirements. A September 2015 protocol between Russia’s Ministry of Defense and industry calls for completion of Il-214 development.

    “The Indians are very difficult people to do business with,” Ilyushin general designer Nikolai Talikov told AIN. “At first, it looked like they are all set to go, but later they began to hesitate. The two countries considered many options, including joint production of Il-114 and, later, the MTA…In the end, Russia will make this aircraft alone, under the designation Il-214.”

    The Il-214 program is currently at the draft design stage. Documentation for the manufacturing plant—Aviastar, in Ulianovsk—will be prepared after the design house completes similar work on the smaller Il-112V tactical airlifter for production at the VASO plant in Voronezh. According to Talikov, VASO is on track to make an airframe for structural testing this year, followed by a first prototype and its maiden flight in 2017.

    Subsequently, the Il-214 prototype is planned for completion “around 2020,” Talikov said. Developmental prototypes and early production examples will have twin Aviadvigatel PS-90A1 turbofans, each developing 17.4 tons of thrust. These will later be replaced by the more advanced PD-14M producing 18 tons of thrust.

    The current work schedule and engine choice are markedly different from earlier ones. Under agreements signed in 2007-2010, the MTA was to make its maiden flight between 2016 and 2018. It was to be powered by CFM International CFM56 or IAE V2500 turbofans, as these were favored above Russian and Ukrainian options to power 45 deliverable aircraft for the Indian air force.

    The most recent information on MTA/Il-214 performance and specification metrics available from Russian industry sites specify a maximum takeoff weight of 68 metric tons (149,912 pounds), maximum payload of 20 metric tons (44,092 pounds)and runway length at 1,600 m to 1,800 m (5,250 to 6,000 feet). Design targets include transportation of a 20-ton payload to 2,250 km (1,214 nm) and 10-ton payload to 6,400 km (3,454 nm) at a cruise speed of 437 ktas. The aircraft’s service life will be 35 years and 30,000 flight hours.

    Outwardly, the Il-214 resembles a classic twinjet with T-shaped empennage and two high-bypass turbofan engines on underwing pylons. The cabin cross section (with fuselage diameter of about 16 feet) is similar to the much heavier Il-76 four-engine transport. The Il-214 will be able to accommodate two standard army trucks or five airline containers. In a single-deck layout, the aircraft would accommodate 70 to 82 paratroopers; a double-decker would carry up to 150.

    The crew station is modeled after that of the Il-476 and features six multifunction displays and two head-up displays. Takeoff and landing operations can be made using both paved and unpaved runways, in hot-and-high environments, and during day or night conditions.
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  GarryB on Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:45 am

    Well at least they will be able to get some forward progress on this aircraft.

    Having the same engines as the Il-476 will be a real bonus in terms of purchasing power and maintainence issues... the parts pool for engines can be made larger and therefore cheaper...

    The sooner they can get these aircraft into service the better... there is a market for 20 ton payload aircraft and they can feed both ends with the new aircraft being sold to those that can afford new aircraft and surplus An-12s being sold to those who can't.

    One less Antonov on Russias books.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:06 pm

    Russia confirms that a joint Indo-Russian project to develop a new medium-airlift military transport aircraft, the UAC/HAL II-214 Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA) has been terminated.

    "In practice, not all projects yield results. During the execution of the project, which lasted five years, we did not manage to find such a solution that would be beneficial for the two countries," Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told TASS Friday.

    According to him, Russia will switch to other more interesting projects being executed with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Corporation.

    At present, Russia is working on a joint fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with India and it is fulfilling its obligations, President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar told the news agency on Thursday.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/18820/Indo_Russian_Multi_role_Transport_Aircraft_Program_Terminated#.WNkbpWclGvE

    So what is the solution now for a medium transport for VKS?


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  GarryB on Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:14 am

    The MTA has been stopped, but the Il-214 will be developed for the Russian military.

    It basically replaces the An-12 and is in the C-130 range of performance... so all the worlds An-12s and possibly some C-130s could be replaced by the Il-214... a huge market.

    Once it is in full production I am sure India will probably take another look... especially with the cost of the late model C-130s.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  eehnie on Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:19 am

    This aircraft has been designed as a 2 engine aircraft for the size of the An-12 (around 20 tons of payload).

    It means the project has a potential of development for 3 sizes (20, 40 and 60 tons of payload), with 2, 4 and 6 engines, like in the case of the PTS (of 80, 160 and 240 tons of payload).

    A Il-214 of 20 tons of payload would be in the size of the An-12.
    A Il-214 of 40 tons of payload would be in the size of the Tu-204/214, where today there is not a transport aircraft.
    A Il-214 of 60 tons of payload would be in the size of the Il-76.

    Surely something to explore. Even it engages well with the progression of the PTS project:

    A PTS of 80 tons of payload would be in the size of the An-22.
    A PTS of 160 tons of payload would be in the size of the An-124.
    A PTS of 240 tons of payload would be in the size of the An-225.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:18 am

    I quite agree...

    Having read this thread however I do take exception to the titles of many of the articles... Russia has not frozen India out of any damn thing... the two countries had requirements for a similar aircraft and as usual India has been pissing around with their demands for this or that but at no extra cost.

    Sometimes it works and they get a better product, but most of the time it is just delays and frustration.

    A light transport should not be that complicated and I think Russia will be better off alone on this one.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:09 pm

    Ilyushin aircraft company developing new transport plane for Russia’s Defense Ministry

    The new military transport plane will have a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes

    LE BOURGET. June 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Ilyushin Aircraft Company is developing a new military transport plane with a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes, Ilyushin Chief Designer Nikolai Talikov told TASS on Tuesday.

    "Now we have just formed a package for the medium transport plane. This is a 20-tonne plane, which by its cross-section dimensions is similar to the Il-76. We have already launched work on this plane. The technical assignment has been formulated and actually approved and then all the stages will follow," the chief designer said.

    The new plane’s name may change but so far it is known as the Il-214, the chief designer said.


    "Now it will be, perhaps, named somewhat differently. This is a twine-engine plane for medium tasks, shorter than the Il-76," he noted.

    The Ilyushin Aircraft Company is also offering Russia’s Defense Ministry the Il-76MF version. This is the modification of the classical Il-76 plane extended by 6.6 meters, he added.

    Speaking about the perspective heavy plane (the Il-106), the chief designer said that its characteristics "were agreed with the military but the issue of financing has yet to be resolved."

    As was reported earlier, the Ilyushin Aircraft Company resumed on its own intuitive the development of the Il-214 medium-class military transport plane, which had been earlier developed jointly with India as part of the MTA (Medium Transport Aircraft) project. The reasons for the suspension of the Russian-Indian project were not officially reported.


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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:09 pm

    New details and the development of a medium military transport aircraft

    As Aleksandra Djordjevic and Ivan Safronov write in the article "Radio engineering steers" Ilom ", published in today's issue of the newspaper Kommersant, the former general director of the RTI concern Igor Bevzyuk started work in the aircraft industry, he will start the creation of the medium military transport company in the Ilyushin company of MTA Aircraft. The work was originally planned to be carried out jointly with India, but the partner left the project. Now, "IL" will independently make the MTA to replace the An-12, whose flight resource will be exhausted by 2024.



    Igor Bevziuk was born on January 21, 1977 in Krasnodon. He graduated from Samara State Aerospace University in 2002, and five years later - Airbus Business academy in France. At the beginning of his career he worked at the Taganrog enterprise named after Beriev, where he worked on the projects of special aircraft. After five years I worked at the Airbus Engineering Center in Russia (IKAR), where I went from the engineer of the strength department to the program manager. Worked as the program manager of the joint project of UAC and Irkut with the EADS and Airbus corporations for the conversion of A320 / 321 aircraft. In June 2011, he joined the RTI, which later became the head. As reported by Kommersant on June 28, the top manager left the concern in May because of disagreements with AFK Sistema, the main shareholder.

    Several new sources in the aviation industry told Kommersant about the new appointment of the former head of the RTI concern Igor Bevzyuk: according to them, he was recently invited to the position of the head of the project for the creation of a medium military transport aircraft. They say that Igor Bevzyuk began to work there on a part-time basis from the middle of July, but he did not hurry to finalize himself, considering other job offers. But last week the former top manager of the RTI began to take on new responsibilities, agreeing to work in the aviation industry. The general director of the IL company and the vice-president of the United Aircraft Corporation OAK Alexey Rogozin told Kommersant that the company will become the lead developer of the SVTS, for its implementation a special design and technical directorate is being formed, headed by Mr. Bevzyuk. "He not only has a lot of experience in aircraft construction, but he also proved his ability to implement complex technical tasks in the shortest possible time in the interests of the Defense Ministry," Rogozin told Kommersant. He added that this type of aircraft would be in demand not only in the Russian armed forces, And from foreign customers.

    As Igor Bevzyuk himself told "Kommersant", he officially started work on August 10. According to him, the MTA project is in the pre-contract phase: "At the moment, the requirements of the technical assignment are being finalized with the customer". The top manager noted that the MTA involves extensive use of equipment and technical solutions from the "related" programs of the IL company - IL-76, IL-112, etc. "This will not only ensure continuity, but also cut costs and time frames On development ", - assured the top manager. According to "Kommersant", the project manager has already started forming a team of specialists with experience in Russian and foreign aviation programs.

    The MTA is a tactical military transport aircraft, which is primarily designed to replace the AN-12, whose flight life after 2024 will be exhausted. Initially, the MTA was developed by Il, Irkut Corporation and Indian Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL): the relevant intergovernmental agreement on joint development and construction was signed by Russia and India back in 2007. The Russian and Indian sides were to own 50% of the shares of the enterprise, and the production was planned to be placed in both countries. However, at the end of 2015, Delhi withdrew from the project (according to Kommersant, due to financial difficulties and the reluctance of the military to take the machine into service). The appearance of the aircraft has yet to be determined, but the company says that the size of the cargo cabin and a significant part of the airborne equipment will be unified with the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, the serial production of which is set in Ulyanovsk. This year, the project will be allocated 3 billion rubles.

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  T-47 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:42 pm

    Jet powered or turboprop?
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:39 pm

    T-47 wrote:Jet powered or turboprop?

    Picture says it all. PD-14 engine.
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  x_54_u43 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:32 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    T-47 wrote:Jet powered or turboprop?

    Picture says it all. PD-14 engine.

    Wasn't it supposed to be with the upgraded variant of PS-90?
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:41 am

    x_54_u43 wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    T-47 wrote:Jet powered or turboprop?

    Picture says it all. PD-14 engine.

    Wasn't it supposed to be with the upgraded variant of PS-90?

    Nope. One of reasons India pulled out (or so they say) they didn't want PD-14.

    My guess is that they didn't want to pay their share as usual.

    Once Il-112 is in production they will probably move on to Il-214 development.

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    Post  T-47 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:58 pm

    Oh there was a picture okay -_-
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  x_54_u43 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:49 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    x_54_u43 wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    T-47 wrote:Jet powered or turboprop?

    Picture says it all. PD-14 engine.

    Wasn't it supposed to be with the upgraded variant of PS-90?

    Nope. One of reasons India pulled out (or so they say) they didn't want PD-14.

    My guess is that they didn't want to pay their share as usual.

    Once Il-112 is in production they will probably move on to Il-214 development.

    I thought one of the reasons the Indians were unhappy was the lack of FADEC, yet PD-14 has that and much more? There are more countries that can produce nuclear weapons than can produce engines on the level of PD-14.

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  T-47 on Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm

    India is caught well under the US $$$ illusions. Don't expect anything much from them anymore.
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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:21 pm

    Plans of UAC in the field of military transport aviation

    As reported by the TASS agency on September 12, 2017, the technical assignment for a prospective transport aircraft with a carrying capacity of 20 tons is being discussed with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. This was announced on Tuesday by the general designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov.

    "Yes, such a technical task is being discussed today, once again confirmed the concept, the signature of the minister remains," Korotkov said.



    As reported earlier by the TASS chief designer of the IL, Nikolai Talikov, a military transport aircraft with a payload capacity of 20 tons is created in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The company has already started work on this machine. According to Talikov, the name of the aircraft can change, but so far it is known as IL-214.

    "This is a twin-engine aircraft for medium-sized tasks, shorter than the IL-76," Talikov explained.

    Also, the corporation was told that in the discussion debate there is the issue of creating an engine for a promising heavy transport aircraft.

    "All, probably, will depend on the development of such programs." Long-haul aircraft are the main consumers of such high-thrust rigs, but now [this project] is under discussion, and now we will hold a meeting, "he said.

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    Re: Il-276 Medium Transport (MTA)

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:13 am

    The MTA aircraft became the Il-276

    As the newspaper Izvestia reported in an article by Aleksei Ramm and Nikolai Surkov, "Il-276 is waiting in the army." A new military transport aircraft will be able to do without concrete runways, "the Russian Armed Forces are planning to purchase medium-sized IL-276 military transport aircraft. The novelty will be able to transport several combat vehicles or up to hundreds of soldiers at a distance of five to six thousand kilometers. At the same time the IL-276 can do without runways - it easily sits down and takes off from the ordinary ground. The car is created on the basis of the unrealized joint Russian-Indian project of the multifunctional transport aircraft MTA (Multi-role Transport Aircraft).

    According to experts, the military urgently needs IL-276 to replace the fleet of outdated transporters still built in Soviet times. In addition, the novelty can be of interest to foreign buyers, primarily from among the traditional partners of Russia.

    As "Izvestia" was told in the main command of the Air and Space Forces, at present the military department is in talks with aircraft builders. In particular, the timing and the program for creating the IL-276 are being discussed. But it is already certain that the military need is no less than 55 cars.

    In JSC "Ilyushin" Izvestia confirmed that negotiations with the military are under way. But they refused to comment further.

    The intergovernmental agreement on the joint development and construction of the MTA was signed by Moscow and New Delhi in 2007. Three years later, the base agreement was concluded by the Russian United Aircraft Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It was expected that the first flight the aircraft will perform in 2017. Subsequently, the terms were shifted several times. And in late 2015, the Indian side announced the withdrawal from the project.

    But in September 2016 representatives of Ilyushin reported that the project of a medium military transport aircraft (SVTS) would be continued. And in June this year SVTS received the official name of IL-276 (earlier in the Russian media the project of MTA-SVTS was called Il-214).

    IL-276 is a twin-engine jet with a take-off weight of just over 60 tons. Its payload is about 20 tons. The machine is capable of flying over 6,000 kilometers at a speed of more than 800 kilometers per hour. At the same time, "two hundred and seventy-sixth" is easy to do without runways. He is able to take off, land on the ground.

    Independent military expert Anton Lavrov believes that the IL-276 will be very much in demand by the Russian military.

    "In the future, it will replace all those transport vehicles that have not been manufactured since the times of the USSR-An-12, An-72, An-32," the expert explained. - This aircraft will be powered by the upgraded IL-76. They are well mastered by industry. This will greatly accelerate the process of debugging the aircraft and making it into service.

    Anton Lavrov added that the average transport aircraft is very necessary for transportation to such distances, where it is not expedient to drive a large IL-76, for example, inside military districts or regions.

    "The IL-276 will have a run-up and fuel consumption will be much less,"
    the expert said. - It is useful for the transfer of light technology and people. The transportation of supplies to remote garrisons is very in demand, especially in the Arctic. Also on its base will probably be created aircraft EW and radio intelligence. And if you want, you can make a flying laboratory and even a passenger plane to transport the command.

    Andrei Frolov, editor-in-chief of the magazine Export of Arms, noted in his conversation with Izvestia that there is a demand for medium-sized military transport planes on the world market.

    - Russian development may well interest traditional buyers of our military products. But much will depend on the timing, - the expert explained. - The IL-276 will have strong competitors. Medium transport vehicles with turbojet engines are already offered for export by Brazilian and Chinese manufacturers.

    Currently, there are 40 medium military transport An-72 and more than one hundred AN-12 in the fleet of the Russian military department.

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