pratically two thirds of all the active il76!George1 wrote:Over 200 combat vehicles to be airdropped as part of Tsentr-2019 exercise
For that, over 80 Il-76 military transport planes will be used
But yes for such operations they need a lot of aircrafts.
We will see how many they will have a few years from now.
If they actually manage to produce 18 new il76 per year for a while, they will at least cover the needs of the VDV.
It is still to be understood how many il76 the VDV would need on a permanent basis and how many would need instead to be borrowed from other services in case of big operations like the large annual exercises or eventual large air drops to support real war operations.