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    Re: Il-476: News

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:02 pm

    TR1 wrote:What about that weird mp.net thread you made about your wife Seraphonx?

    Always wondered wtf happened there.

    One of the toughest times I went through. She was being quite difficult for something I did/said and she was close to calling the whole thing off. Normally I would have said whatever, but I never felt like that before so I was trying to remove any content I mentioned of her. I of course was also mad at her but she had a right to be mad at me. Regardless, it all worked out in the end and she brought me the most beautiful daughter.

    But all of this is of course off topic. We should be enjoying the beauty of the IL-76md-90a

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    Post  George1 on Wed May 20, 2015 2:24 pm

    Another Il-76MD-90A was delivered to Russian Ministry of Defense
    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday May 20, 2015 14:33 MSK

    Production Il-76MD-90A aircraft manufactured by Aviastar-SP was delivered to the customer. The jet was manufactured under a contract with Russian Ministry of Defense, press-service of Aviastar-SP reports.

    This is the fourth production Il-76MD-90A manufactured by Aviastar-SP. This year the Ulyanovsk-based enterprise is going to manufacture two more jets of the type. About 10 aircraft are under construction at the plant. Aviastar-SP is also assembling components of the first Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. The work is being carried out under a contract with Russian Ministry of Defense for development of the next-generation tanker aircraft,” the company noted.

    Il-76MD-90A was derived from proven Il-76 aircraft; it was developed by Ilyushin Company. The latest navigation equipment, automatic control system, communications system and glass cockpit meet all the existing requirements for aircraft avionics and help improve the flight safety and precision of aircraft navigation. The replacement of D-30KP2 engines with more advanced PS-90A-76 ones, installation of upgraded wing and reinforced landing gear significantly expand the jet’s operational capabilities, press-service of Aviastar-SP added.

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    Post  George1 on Tue May 26, 2015 11:10 pm

    Russian Air Force will receive up to the end of 2015 three Il-76MD-90A

    The contract for the procurement of the Ministry of Defence 39 Il-76MD-90A was signed in 2012. In late April, the Russian Defense Ministry was handed the first aircraft under the contract.

    MOSCOW, May 25 - RIA Novosti. "Aviastar-SP", the largest Russian enterprise for the production of aircraft, before the end of this year, the Defense Ministry will give a total of three new series of military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, said Monday the company CEO Sergey Dementiev.

    The contract for the procurement of the Ministry of Defence 39 Il-76MD-90A was signed in 2012. In late April, the Russian Defense Ministry was handed the first aircraft under the contract.

    "Production of IL-76MD-90A is a priority project of the company. In 2015, the plant has already put into operation one aircraft of this series. By the end of the year under a contract with the Ministry of Defense will be sent into operation two Sun Il-76MD-90A", - quotes Dementieva press service of "Aviastar".

    On Friday, the final assembly of production "Aviastar" was handed over to the painting in the "Spectrum-Avia" another Il-76MD-90A under the serial number 0105. It has completed the installation and equipment in the cockpit is equipped with modern avionics. Also successfully tested fuel and center-wing box for leaks, said the press service.

    "After the paint work on a new series Il-76MD-90A will continue ground testing," - said "Aviastar".

    Subsequently, the aircraft will be delivered to the customer.

    Il-76MD-90A is a deeply modernized version of the well-reputed IL-76. Developer - "Aviation Complex. Ilyushin."

    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu earlier said that the new modification of the IL-76 is serially produced in Ulyanovsk, "without regard to foreign suppliers, and partners."

    The new flight-navigation system, automatic control system, communication system and "glass" cockpit meet all current requirements for aircraft and avionics significantly increase safety, precision piloting and landing. Replacement staff of D-30KP2 a much more modern PS-90A-76, installation of a modified wing and reinforced chassis greatly enhance the operational capabilities of the aircraft.

    As reported in February, RIA Novosti deputy general director of "IL" program management Artyuhov Sergei, the new state armaments program 2015-2025 examines the possibility of extending the contract. He also said that "IL" sees India and China as potential buyers of the Il-76MD-90A.

    JSC "Aviastar-SP" - the largest enterprise in Russia for the production of aircraft. The plant specializes in the production of transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, passenger and cargo aircraft Tu-204, service transport aircraft An-124 "Ruslan". In addition, the enterprise is working out and installation of interior systems, aircraft of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. The plant is also involved in cooperation for the production of a new haul passenger aircraft MS-21.

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    The two first heavy military transport aircraft Il-476 (Il-76MD-90A) will be in the air force of Russia in the end of 2015

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:26 pm

    The two first heavy military transport aircraft Il-476 (Il-76MD-90A) will be in the air force of Russia in the end of 2015

    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150604/1068205059.html

    MOSCOW, 4 Jun — RIA Novosti. The two first heavy military transport aircraft Il-476 (Il-76MD-90A) will be in the air force of Russia in the end of 2015, said Thursday the commander of Military transport aviation of the air force Lieutenant-General Vladimir Benediktov.
    "I hope this year to receive the first two aircraft, they are called correctly the Il-76MD-90A", — he has told on air of TV channel "Russia 24".


    The defense Ministry plans by 2020 to upgrade to 35 aircraft Il-76
    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150604/1068207444.html


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    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:56 pm

    Russian air forces will take delivery of three Il-76MD-90A aircraft in 2015
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday June 30, 2015 17:46 MSK

    Aviastar-SP, one of the largest enterprises of Russia’s aircraft industry, will deliver a total of three latest Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft in 2015, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Aviastar-SP CEO Sergey Dementyev.

    A contract for delivery of 39 Il-76MD-90A aircraft to Russian Ministry of Defense was signed in 2012. Under the contract the first jet of the type was delivered to the ministry in April 2015.
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    “Production of Il-76MD-90A is the enterprise’s top-priority project. In 2015 the plant delivered one jet of the type. Under the contract with the Ministry of Defense Aviastar will deliver two more Il-76MD-90A aircraft this year,” the enterprise’s press-service noted.

    In late May Il-76MD-90A MSN 0105 was delivered from the Aviastar’s final assembly workshop to Spektr-Avia responsible for painting the jet. All the necessary aircraft systems and equipment were installed; the jet’s cockpit is fitted with state-of-the-art avionics. Leakage tests of the wing box and wing stub box have been successfully completed, the press-service noted.

    “After the painting is complete, the ground tests of the new Il-76MD-90A will continue,” Aviastar reports. After that the jet will be delivered to the customer. Il-76MD-90A was derived from the proven Il-76 aircraft developed by Ilyushin Company”.

    Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu said earlier that mass production of the new version of Il-76 aircraft is being carried out in Ulyanovsk “without any cooperation with foreign suppliers and partners”.

    The latest navigation equipment, automatic control system, communications system and glass cockpit meet all the existing requirements for aircraft avionics and help improve the flight safety and precision of aircraft navigation. The replacement of D-30KP2 engines with more advanced PS-90A-76 ones, installation of upgraded wing and reinforced landing gear significantly expand the jet’s operational capabilities.

    In February 2015 Ilyushin Company Deputy CEO Sergey Artyukhov said that a possibility of placing additional orders for Il-76MD-90A in the network of State Arms Program for 2015-2025 is being considered. He also said the Ilyushin Company views India and China as potential customers for Il-76MD-90A.

    Aviastar-SP is one of the largest enterprises of Russian aircraft industry. The plant specializes in production of Il-76MD-90A military-transport aircraft, passenger and cargo jets of Tu-204 Family, maintenance and overhaul of An-124 Ruslan aircraft. Moreover, the enterprise is responsible for installation of interior and testing of some systems of Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft. The plant also takes part in production of the new short- and medium-haul MS-21 aircraft.


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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:36 pm

    A solemn ceremony dedicated to rollout of the second Il-76MD-90A intended for Ministry of Defense was held in Ulyanovsk
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday July 30, 2015 12:19 MSK

    A solemn ceremony dedicated to rollout of another Il-76MD-90A military-transport aircraft painted in livery of the Russian Ministry of Defense was held on June 9th 2015 in Ulyanovsk, TASS reports.

    “The same month the jet was delivered to the Ilyushin Company’s flight test and development base; it will be handed over to the customer in August. It is planned that the aircraft would participate in MAKS-2015 airshow,” Aviastar-SP CEO Sergey Dementyev said.
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    The Governor of Ulyanovsk Region Sergey Morozov added that the jet would be named after the outstanding aircraft designer Viktor Livanov. “As a pilot I have been operating the Il aircraft for 30 years. It is a great aircraft, I love it and hope that it will serve Russia for years to come,” Commander-in-Chief of the military-transport aviation Vladimir Benediktov said.

    All the necessary aircraft systems and equipment have been installed and a number of tests have already been completed. Now the aircraft (MSN 0105) will undergo ground and production flight tests. It will be the second airliner of the type delivered to Russian Ministry of Defense under a contract for delivery of 39 Il-76MD-90A jets. The contract worth 140 billion rubles was signed in 2012. Deliveries should be completed by 2020. However, in early June Benediktov said that the armed forces would take delivery of only 30 jets of the type by 2020.


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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:55 pm

    Next Il-76MD-90A made its first flight


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    Post  medo on Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:48 pm

    http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/67571/

    Photos from open door day in Aviastar-SP in Ulyanovsk. It is interesting to notice, that some of Il-76MD-90A have modified nose, where could be installed MAWS sensors and DIRCM complex.

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    Post  Kyo on Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:19 pm

    Wikipedia wrote:[Specifications (Il-76TD-90) Edit

    Ilyushin Il-76.svg
    Data from Ilyushin,[58] Aviadvigate,[59] Volga-Dnepr Airlines.[60]
    General characteristics

    Crew: 5
    Capacity: 50,000 kg (Il-76)[nb 1]
    Payload: 42 tonnes (Il-76M), 48 tonnes (Il-76MD), 60 tonnes (Il-76MD-90A) ()
    Length: 46.59 m (152 ft 10 in)
    Wingspan: 50.5 m (165 ft 8 in)
    Height: 14.76 m (48 ft 5 in)
    Wing area: 300.0 m² (3,229.2 ft²)
    Empty weight: 92,500 kg (Il-76TD-90)[nb 2] (203,962 lb)
    Max. takeoff weight: 195,000 kg (Il-76)[nb 3] (429,975 lb (Il-76TD-90))
    Il-76TD-90=Il-476.

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    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:04 am

    Just develop new engines for it and stop wasting time with hacks. If it takes 10 years to do this then so be it.
    I bet they would waste 10 years just talking about why things can't be done.

    BTW, spending $10 billion on welfare or on aircraft development is the not the same thing as far as the GDP is concerned.
    The latter creates jobs and a usable product which brings long term GDP growth. The former is all about feel good populism
    that expires almost instantaneously. Russia can find the time and the money to do this right.

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    Post  Militarov on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:12 pm

    Russia is going to assemble 7 IL-76MD-90A in 2016, 11 in 2017 and 18 in 2018, apparently this info came from Aviastar-SP.

    My source however: https://twitter.com/KURYERSAT/status/660108031242461184

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    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:17 am

    The fourth serial Il-76MD-90A finally built in Ulyanovsk



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    Post  ult on Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:20 pm

    First serial Il-76MD-90A has been delivered to the RuAF



























    The second one will be delivered in December. 10 planes under construction right now. They will begin production of the next 5 in 2016. 3 Il-76MD-90A will be delivered next year. After that the rate of production will increase.

    http://www.rg.ru/2015/12/02/reg-pfo/samolet.html#/13908_4eb1813e/1/

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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:01 pm

    Here says 3rd serial

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1604659.html


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    Post  ult on Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:33 pm

    George1 wrote:Here says 3rd serial

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1604659.html

    Yeah. But the first one is being converted into the fuel tanker (Il-78M-90A) and the second one is being converted into AEW (A-100). So in a sense it's a first serial cargo Il-76MD-90A.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:49 pm

    One more Il-76MD-90A in test flights

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1631443.html


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    Re: Il-476: News

    Post  Austin on Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:33 pm

    Russia to fill gap left by An-70 with more Il-76MD-90A airlifters

    http://www.janes.com/article/57172/russia-to-fill-gap-left-by-an-70-with-more-il-76md-90a-airlifters



    Russia is to fill the gap left in its strategic airlift capabilities by the abandonment of the Antonov An-70 project with Ukraine with additional numbers of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A, a senior service official said on 13 January.

    The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) is to receive an undisclosed extra number of the newly introduced Il-76MD-90A to offset at least some of the 60 An-70s that the service was due to induct, of which more than 12 were to be handed over by 2020, the commander of the Military Transport Aviation, Lieutenant General Victor Benedictine, reportedly told Russian journalists.

    Co-development of the An-70 with Ukraine was ceased in early 2014 following the breakdown in relations between the two countries over the ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and Russia's subsequent invasion and annexation of Crimea. With relations no better some two years later, Russia appears now to have abandoned the four-engined turboprop aircraft entirely, in favour of its own upgraded jet airlifter.

    The VVS has received the first of 30 Il-76MD-90A aircraft that are expected to be delivered by 2020. Also referred to as the Il-476, the Il-76MD-90A is an upgraded variant of the Soviet-era Il-76 'Candid' that features a digital 'glass' cockpit as well as modernised flight, navigation, and communication systems. Structural improvements include a modified wing and reinforced landing gear. The engines have also been updated, giving the aircraft a 60-tonne payload (up from 40 tonnes for the baseline Il-76) and a 12% reduced fuel consumption.

    The upgraded platform can fly up to 8,500 km with a 20-tonne payload (or 4,100 km with a 50-tonne load), which compares favourably to the 6,598 km with a 20-tonne payload of the An-70. The Il-76MD-90A has a 60-tonne payload compared with 47 tonnes for the An-70.

    Previously the VVS has stated a requirement for 100 such aircraft (as well as about 40 Il-76MD-90A-derived Il-478 tankers and an expected 20 A-100 Airborne Warning And Control System [AWACS] platforms), of which 30 have so far been contracted.

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    Post  Militarov on Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:00 pm

    Austin wrote:Russia to fill gap left by An-70 with more Il-76MD-90A airlifters

    http://www.janes.com/article/57172/russia-to-fill-gap-left-by-an-70-with-more-il-76md-90a-airlifters



    Russia is to fill the gap left in its strategic airlift capabilities by the abandonment of the Antonov An-70 project with Ukraine with additional numbers of the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A, a senior service official said on 13 January.

    The Russian Air Force (Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily - VVS) is to receive an undisclosed extra number of the newly introduced Il-76MD-90A to offset at least some of the 60 An-70s that the service was due to induct, of which more than 12 were to be handed over by 2020, the commander of the Military Transport Aviation, Lieutenant General Victor Benedictine, reportedly told Russian journalists.

    Co-development of the An-70 with Ukraine was ceased in early 2014 following the breakdown in relations between the two countries over the ousting of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and Russia's subsequent invasion and annexation of Crimea. With relations no better some two years later, Russia appears now to have abandoned the four-engined turboprop aircraft entirely, in favour of its own upgraded jet airlifter.

    The VVS has received the first of 30 Il-76MD-90A aircraft that are expected to be delivered by 2020. Also referred to as the Il-476, the Il-76MD-90A is an upgraded variant of the Soviet-era Il-76 'Candid' that features a digital 'glass' cockpit as well as modernised flight, navigation, and communication systems. Structural improvements include a modified wing and reinforced landing gear. The engines have also been updated, giving the aircraft a 60-tonne payload (up from 40 tonnes for the baseline Il-76) and a 12% reduced fuel consumption.

    The upgraded platform can fly up to 8,500 km with a 20-tonne payload (or 4,100 km with a 50-tonne load), which compares favourably to the 6,598 km with a 20-tonne payload of the An-70. The Il-76MD-90A has a 60-tonne payload compared with 47 tonnes for the An-70.

    Previously the VVS has stated a requirement for 100 such aircraft (as well as about 40 Il-76MD-90A-derived Il-478 tankers and an expected 20 A-100 Airborne Warning And Control System [AWACS] platforms), of which 30 have so far been contracted.

    Not really 1on1 replacement i was hoping for but oh well. I always had thing for 4 engined medium lifters with turboprop engines.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:40 am

    The picture story about the first flights of Il-76MD-90A as a part of military transport aviation in Russia.





















    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1693474.html


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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:30 pm

    Aerospace Forces center in Ivanovo received second Il-76MD-90A newest transport



    Today, the second Il-76MD-90A newest transport aircraft landed on the Ivanovo Aerospace Forces center airfield.

    Before arriving at the center, the aircraft was completely checked by engineers and pilots.

    The first such aircraft was put into service of the center in the early December, 2015. It has already been used in scheduled flights.

    Crew of the second aircraft is to start operating on the transport in the nearest future.

    This is the modern modification of Il-76MD aircraft and designed for performing landing and parachute assault operations, long-range transporting personnel and heavy cargos.

    http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12075177@egNews


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    Post  Russian Patriot on Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:53 pm

    http://www.airrecognition.com/index.php/archive-world-worldwide-news-air-force-aviation-aerospace-air-military-defence-industry/global-defense-security-news/global-news-2016/february/2462-russia-s-first-upgraded-il-76mdm-military-airlifter-took-to-the-skies.html

    I gather this good news:

    The first upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MDM (NATO reporting name: Candid) military and transport aircraft has performed its first flight at the airfield of the Gromov Flight Research Institute near Moscow, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene.

    After the successful flight, the test pilots from the Ilyushin Aviation Company who operated the aircraft were greeted by Ilyushin CEO Sergei Velmozhkin.

    "This is a new upgrade of the Il-76MD aircraft in service with Russia’s Aerospace Force. The new aircraft has a lot of new equipment, a new navigation complex, new systems to improve its transportation and combat flight characteristics in its missions to carry troops and military hardware," Ilyushin test pilot Nikolai Kuimov said.

    The aircraft’s nose-based electro-optical sight system allows observing landing areas and any facilities both in the infrared and the optical bands. Also, the Il-76MDM aircraft is equipped with a satellite navigation system that meets all the requirements and rules for flights along Russian and foreign air routes that both exist and will appear in future.

    "This is a good aircraft. It flies excellently and shows all the best the Il-76 plane incorporates," Kuimov said.

    The Ilyushin Aviation Company is currently working on two projects for Russia’s Aerospace Force. In particular, it is upgrading in-service Il-76 aircraft and Il-78 (Midas) refueling tankers and manufacturing modernized versions of these planes.

    The first Il-76 aircraft arrived for its upgrade in 2014. Its upgrade was expected to complete in December 2015.
    A new defensive suite mounted on the upgraded Il-76MDM aircraft will defend it from all hostile weapon systems, chief designer of the Il-76 aircraft Andrei Yurasov said.

    "The defensive suite will defend the upgraded Il-76MDM aircraft from all hostile weapon systems," the chief designer said. According to him, the aircraft’s defensive suite includes infrared decoys and other systems.

    The upgrade aimed to extend the service life of serial-produced Il-76 combat aircraft that are currently accomplishing various tasks in Russia and beyond its borders, Yurasov said.

    "This work was aimed at replacing parts and items that are no longer produced in Russia rather than improving the aircraft’s flight characteristics considerably," the chief designer said.

    This work has been done and the aircraft with new equipment can accomplish more complex combat and transportation tasks. "The new aircraft has better pilotage and radio communications characteristics," Yurasov said.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:30 pm

    Lifetime of updated Il-76MD-M is extended by 15 years. Russia to update 41 Il-76MDs

    https://twitter.com/KURYERSAT/status/704409731687981056



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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:58 pm

    George1 wrote:Lifetime of updated Il-76MD-M is extended by 15 years. Russia to update 41 Il-76MDs

    https://twitter.com/KURYERSAT/status/704409731687981056


    The most interesting feature seems to be the instalation of a DIRCM suite.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:18 pm

    RuAF to get 3 new Il-76MD-90As in 2017. No new airlifters in 2016

    https://twitter.com/KURYERSAT/status/705377673028231168


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    Post  GarryB on Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:19 am

    The most interesting feature seems to be the instalation of a DIRCM suite.

    I don't see a DIRCM suite... I do see FLIR ball just in front of the nose windows, but no DIRCM turrets.


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