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    Il-76/476 Military Transports

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    Post  GarryB Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:39 am

    This is a good aircraft. I think in far away future Russia needs to make the Slon to replace An-124 and perhaps a twin engine with PD-35 to replace Il-76 in most uses. But this may be over a decade away.

    The Soviets had three medium and heavy transports... the Il-76 was the medium transport and was very popular, while the heavy transports were the An-22 and the An-124 and both were very useful and popular.

    Russia needs three planes in those categories too, the Il-476 has a long future ahead of it including new engines further down the track to make it even better, but they need two planes to replace the An-124... a smaller lighter cheaper plane in the An-22 class... only current contender known is the Il-106 which would be ideal with two PD-35s... the Il-96 could also be adapted with two PD-35s for similar long range use as an airliner and cargo carrier, but the Il-106 has ramp access for vehicles and makes more sense for now.

    The Slon with four PD-35s would be in a higher weight class than the An-124 with a likely payload of 170-180 tons, but both the Il-106 and Slon are both waiting for the PD-35 to get into serial production before they can get into production themselves.

    When PD-35s are available in sufficient numbers re-engining An-124s shouldn't be the first priority, unless it is a twin PD-35 arrangement for an An-124 light that has a payload capacity reduced to 90-100 tons as a gap filler... a cheaper to operate lighter aircraft.

    The Tu-204 and Tu-214 really only need a new more efficient engine to be every bit as good as any western type, and producing them might make the Tu-330 variant of these aircrafts an interesting addition to the Russian transport fleet... 35 tons payload aircraft would be useful to take up the slack as An-12s retire.

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    Post  George1 Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:48 pm

    Thus, to date, the Aviastar-SP plant has built a total of 16 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    In May 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated thewith Aviastar-SP JSC a contract for the supply of Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant will now deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft (of which 12 have been built so far), and from 2021 a new contract for the supply until 2028 of 14 such aircraft.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4581030.html


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    Post  Podlodka77 Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:15 pm

    October 11, 16:30,
    updated October 11, 17:01

    UAC handed over to the Ministry of Defense upgraded Il-76MD-90A and Il-76MD-M
    The United Aircraft Corporation noted that the upgraded version of the Il-76MD-90A was created from domestic components and equipped with Russian systems and equipment.

    MOSCOW, 11 October. /TASS/. The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, part of Rostec) handed over to the RF Ministry of Defense modernized Il-76MD-90A and Il-76MD-M aircraft for the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia. This was announced on Tuesday by the press service of the UAC.

    "Another serial Il-76MD-90A, produced by Aviastar, a branch of PJSC IL (part of PJSC UAC of the Rostec State Corporation), was handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The aircraft will replenish one of the aviation units of the Military Transport Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. <. ..> Also, PJSC "Il" is working on the modernization of combat aircraft Il-76MD to the appearance of Il-76MD-M. After the complex of works, the next upgraded Il-76MD-M was handed over to the customer. The machine went to one of the bases of the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces Russia," the statement said.

    The UAC noted that the upgraded version of the Il-76MD-90A was created from domestic components and equipped with Russian systems and equipment. Improvements have increased the range and safety of flights, as well as the payload carried.

    The updated Il-76MD-M will be able to perform the tasks assigned to it at a higher level. In particular, the accuracy of aircraft navigation and landing will increase, as well as the quality of radio communications," the corporation noted. The aircraft was equipped with the latest on-board radio-electronic equipment, including a flight and navigation system, and lighting and airborne transport equipment, defense and communications equipment were also replaced. As the press service added, during the modernization of the Il-76MD-M, parts interchangeable with the serial Il-76MD-90A aircraft are partially used.


    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/16020391



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    Post  AMCXXL Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:32 pm

    new Il-476 s/n 03-01 RF-78666 begins tests in Ulyanovsk

    this is the 4th built this year and 14th Il-476 manofactured for the VKS and the last under the contract of 13. Antother contract for 14 IL-476 is pending after this airplane
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    Post  Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E Fri Oct 28, 2022 2:03 am

    Very good.
    It runs slowly but it runs. Do we see 6 a year next year?
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    Post  AMCXXL Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:32 pm

    Mig-31BM2 Super Irbis-E wrote:Very good.
    It runs slowly but it runs. Do we see 6 a year next year?

    The previous plane left the workshop around the last days of August or first days of September, that is two months or less, so the current rate is already 6 planes per year, which should be increased gradually

    With a little luck we could see 7-8 planes next year and reach 10-12 from 2024

    another thing is if the MoD is interested in speeding up production now.
    With the 14 devices that remain in contract there are for 6 in 2023 and 8 in 2024
    IF no new contracts arrive, for example in the Forum Armiya 2023 it is unlikely that the production will accelerate more, but if a new contract is made in 2023 then the production of 2024 will certainly accelerate

    In addition, the contract for 10 tankers Il-78M-90A should begin to be implemented

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    Post  Gazputin Sat Nov 05, 2022 9:52 am

    I think if you walked through the factory now you would see a lot more activity in the sub-assembly areas. There will be a lot more "partially" built aircraft in that factory these days. Bearing in mind only Rus and China are building big transport jets now ... and each of those things weighs close to 100,000 kgs .. it's something very few countries on Earth could deal with.

    Same deal with Tupolev cranking up Tu-214 production .... what is it 3 in 2023 .... but the point is there will also be a lot of "partially" built aircraft not "counted" in the total. If you added up all the "partially built " bits .... the "total" would be higher

    it's like rolling a snowball down a hill ....

    where are the main bottlenecks ? ... I suspect the big main spars for the wings etc

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    Post  Hole Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:32 pm

    They need basic planes for the A-100 which will be ready soon.
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    Post  TMA1 Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:45 am

    Indeed. I love the A 100. Just look at the sheer number of sensors and antennas.

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    Post  AMCXXL Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:48 pm

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/148868/

    Another Il-76MD-90A made its first flight in Ulyanovsk on 5th november

    Il-76MD-90A with tail number RF-78666 (0211) made its first flight in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft was built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
    This is the sixth heavy transport aircraft assembled on a new assembly line at the Ulyanovsk JSC Aviastar-SP.
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    On October 20, the new Il-76MD-90A with registration number 78666 was rolled out,
    the previous plane was launched on August 26, less than two months before, which means a rate of one plane every 56 days or 6.6 planes per year
    Since the previous aircraft was delivered to the customer on October 10, this aircraft should be delivered to the MoD in early December.

    Hole wrote:They need basic planes for the A-100 which will be ready soon.

    Actually first they will need to make 10 Il-478 for aerial refueling, I guess when they finish the next contract for 14 Il-476

    For the A-100 they reserved two aircraft at the begining of the production:
    RF-78651 which is the first copy of A-100, which in fact is already participating in the operations in Ukraine (Taganrog is the first city on the coast when you go from Mariupol to Russia)
    The RF-78652 is also in reserve since 2015, I suppose it will be transformed after the first A-100 is officially accepted for service by the Ministry of Defense


    The needs of A-100 will not exceed one a year to create a squadron between now and 2030 or so

    The squadron of A-50Us is also currently being modernized, there are 7 A-50Us (Nº 33, 37, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47) and there are still 2 A-50s (Nº50 and 51), of which Nº50 is probably being modernized in Taganrog
    A tenth aircraft of the squadron (Nº52) was transformed into A-100LL "flight laboratory", so I guess Beriev will retain this as a prototype and transfer to the air force finished as A-100 both aircraft RF-78651 and 78652

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    Post  George1 Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:58 pm

    AMCXXL wrote:https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/148868/

    Another Il-76MD-90A made its first flight in Ulyanovsk on 5th november

    Il-76MD-90A with tail number RF-78666 (0211) made its first flight in Ulyanovsk. The aircraft was built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
    This is the sixth heavy transport aircraft assembled on a new assembly line at the Ulyanovsk JSC Aviastar-SP.
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    On October 20, the new Il-76MD-90A with registration number 78666 was rolled out,
    the previous plane was launched on August 26, less than two months before, which means a rate of one plane every 56 days or 6.6 planes per year
    Since the previous aircraft was delivered to the customer on October 10, this aircraft should be delivered to the MoD in early December.

    Hole wrote:They need basic planes for the A-100 which will be ready soon.

    Actually first they will need to make 10 Il-478 for aerial refueling, I guess when they finish the next contract for 14 Il-476

    For the A-100 they reserved two aircraft at the begining of the production:
    RF-78651 which is the first copy of A-100, which in fact is already participating in the operations in Ukraine (Taganrog is the first city on the coast when you go from Mariupol to Russia)
    The RF-78652 is also in reserve since 2015, I suppose it will be transformed after the first A-100 is officially accepted for service by the Ministry of Defense


    The needs of A-100 will not exceed one a year to create a squadron between now and 2030 or so

    The squadron of A-50Us is also currently being modernized, there are 7 A-50Us (Nº 33, 37, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47) and there are still 2 A-50s (Nº50 and 51), of which Nº50 is probably being modernized in Taganrog
    A tenth aircraft of the squadron (Nº52) was transformed into A-100LL "flight laboratory", so I guess Beriev will retain this as a prototype and transfer to the air force finished as A-100 both aircraft RF-78651 and 78652

    13 new Il-476s have been delivered so far??
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    Post  AMCXXL Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:07 am

    George1 wrote:

    13 new Il-476s have been delivered so far??

    Yes

    2 in 2016 , RF-78653 and RF-78654 to 610º Training Center at Ivanovo
    3 in 2019 , from RF-78655 to 235th Regiment)
    3 in 2020
    2 in 2021
    3 in 2022 for the moment

    the RF-78666 in trials will be the 4th of 2022 and the 14th in total, ending the contract for 13

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    Post  George1 Tue Nov 08, 2022 10:04 pm

    Synopsis:

    - The Il-76MD-90A aircraft with serial number 0211 (registration number 7866), which flew in on November 5, 2022, became the 13th aircraft built at Aviastar in Ulyanovsk under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense dated October 2012 for the production of 39 Il-76MD units -90A.
    The first Il-76MD-90A aircraft, for the Ministry of Defense of Russia under the contract of 2012 with serial number 0108 (registration number RF-78654), built on Aviastar, entered service with RuAF on January 17, 2016 (in the 610th Center for combat use and retraining of the flight personnel of military transport aviation in Ivanovo.)

    - Previously, Aviastar, under a contract dated November 2011,built in 2014-15 three Il-76MD-90A aircraft of the pilot batch with serial numbers 0103, 0104, 0105. The first two of them were transferred to PJSC Taganrog aviation scientific and technical complex named after G. M. Beriev "(TANTK) to create special-purpose vehicles on their basis, and the aircraft with serial number 0105 was also transferred to the 610th TsBPPLS VTA in Ivanovo on December 3, 2015.

    - In addition, Aviastar also built the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft (serial number 0201, registration number RF-78741), developed by Il PJSC based on the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and made the first flightin Ulyanovsk on January 19, 2018. However, after 11 months of improvements, only on December 27, 2018, the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A made its fourth test flight, officially credited as the first under the factory flight test program. This aircraft continues to be in the testing phase.

    - Thus, to date, the Aviastar plant has built a total of 17 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    - In May 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated with JSC Aviastar-SP (now a branch of PJSC Il - Aviastar) a contract for the supply of military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant will now deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft (thus, with the delivery of board 78666 raised on November 5, expected by the end of the year, the contract will be completed), and from 2021 it was supposed to enter into force a new contract for the supply until 2028 of 14 such aircraft.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4608798.html

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    Post  AMCXXL Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:44 am

    George1 wrote:Synopsis:

    - The Il-76MD-90A aircraft with serial number 0211 (registration number 7866), which flew in on November 5, 2022, became the 13th aircraft built at Aviastar in Ulyanovsk under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense dated October 2012 for the production of 39 Il-76MD units -90A.
    The first Il-76MD-90A aircraft, for the Ministry of Defense of Russia under the contract of 2012 with serial number 0108 (registration number RF-78654), built on Aviastar, entered service with RuAF on January 17, 2016 (in the 610th Center for combat use and retraining of the flight personnel of military transport aviation in Ivanovo.)

    - Previously, Aviastar, under a contract dated November 2011,built in 2014-15 three Il-76MD-90A aircraft of the pilot batch with serial numbers 0103, 0104, 0105. The first two of them were transferred to PJSC Taganrog aviation scientific and technical complex named after G. M. Beriev "(TANTK) to create special-purpose vehicles on their basis, and the aircraft with serial number 0105 was also transferred to the 610th TsBPPLS VTA in Ivanovo on December 3, 2015.

    - In addition, Aviastar also built the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft (serial number 0201, registration number RF-78741), developed by Il PJSC based on the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and made the first flightin Ulyanovsk on January 19, 2018. However, after 11 months of improvements, only on December 27, 2018, the first prototype of the Il-78M-90A made its fourth test flight, officially credited as the first under the factory flight test program. This aircraft continues to be in the testing phase.

    - Thus, to date, the Aviastar plant has built a total of 17 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    - In May 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated with JSC Aviastar-SP (now a branch of PJSC Il - Aviastar) a contract for the supply of military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant will now deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft (thus, with the delivery of board 78666 raised on November 5, expected by the end of the year, the contract will be completed), and from 2021 it was supposed to enter into force a new contract for the supply until 2028 of 14 such aircraft.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4608798.html

    iin reality this plane 78666 must be the s/n 03-01 and not the 02-11, since the Il-76 always has 10 machines per series. I asked and they told me that this is most likely, it must be an error of the photographer who tagged the photo

    On the other hand the 01-03 RF-78652 returned from Taganrog to Ulyanovsk and was painted in the colors of the VTA in 2021, maybe they have changed their mind and it will be transferred to the VKS as Il-476 if they are in a hurry to have more new planes now
    It is under one of the big Aviastar hangars, but Russianplanes has blocked the VKS photos because of the war and it is not possible to put the image here


    Some info about the Il-76 captured by Russia at the Melitopol airfield
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    "The strength of Russia is in each of us" written on the wings


    https://twitter.com/Gerjon_/status/1556342348875005955
    https://gerjon.substack.com/p/from-kabul-to-melitopol-ukraines
    Comparing this image to pictures of all known Ukrainian Military Il-76s on Russianplanes.net, 76699 seems to be their only Il-76 with dark grey engines and a dark grey lower fuselage. It is therefore very likely that the aircraft seen in the picture is indeed 76699. This is further confirmed by the geolocation and the matching timelines both presented in this blog post, showing no aircraft during the Afghanistan mission.

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    Geolocation of Ukraine Air Force Il-76MD reg. 76699 at Melitopol Air Base, Ukraine. Note the dirt banks surrounding this particular parking spot (pink accents).

    https://twitter.com/Gerjon_/status/1511039478533701639?s=20&t=Y22-HUDvBP119T51IWetIQ
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    It seems that Ukraine took out most of its operational Il-76 before the Special Military Operation

    UR-76413 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-76661 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-76655 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-76683 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-76732 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-78772 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-78820 is stored at Dęblin, Poland
    UR-76699 is captured at liberated Melitopol
    UR-76697 is wrecked at liberated Melitopol
    UR-76322 is wrecked at liberated Melitopol

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    Post  LMFS Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:29 am

    Already discussed topic, but this link summarizes it all nicely:

    The fourth IL-76MD-90A produced in 2022 took to the skies

    Flight tests of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft with serial number 0211 (registration number 78666)built at the Aviastar enterprise have begun at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield complex, reported it Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.

    This is the fourth IL-76MD-90A of new construction, launched in 2022. The aircraft left the final assembly shop on October 20, and made its first flight on November 5, 2022.

    This is also the fifth Id-76MD-90A aircraft built on the new production line of assembly of the PLC-76, which was put into operation at Aviastar in October 2019. Work on the installation of the PLC-76 line has been carried out since the fall of 2016 in the workshop, which is 500 m long and 100 m wide.

    Structural and technological testing of the assembly of products on the PLC-76 took place on two production IL-76MD-90A aircraft with factory numbers 0206 and 0208, the construction of the first of them was completed in 2021, and the second-in 2022. In 2022, aircraft with factory numbers 0209, 0210 and 0211 were also completed on this line. It is assumed that in the future, the PLC-76 will be able to ensure the construction rate of up to 12 Il-76MD-90A aircraft per year.

    The IL-76MD-90A (78666), which flew on November 5, 2022, was the 13th aircraft built at Aviastar in Ulyanovsk under an October 2012 contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the production of 39 Il-76MD-90A units worth 139.42 billion rubles.

    MTC IL-76MD-90A built in Ulyanovsk:

    w / n 0108 (RF-78654), first flight-December 15, 2015
    w / n 0109 (RF-78655), first flight-November 7, 2018
    z / n 0110 (RF-78656), first flight-December 22, 2018
    z / n 0201 (RF-78741), first flight-January 19, 2018
    z / n 0202 (RF-78657), first flight-June 13, 2019
    z / n 0203 (RF-78658), first flight-March 17, 2020
    z / n 0204 (RF-78659), first flight-August 26, 2020
    z / n 0205 (RF-78660), first flight-December 6, 2020
    z / n 0206 (RF-78661), first flight-June 10, 2021
    z / n 0207 (RF-78662), first flight-October 4, 2021
    z / n 0208 (RF-78663), first flight-March 16, 2022
    z / n 0209 (RF-78664), first flight-June 7, 2022
    z / n 0210 (RF-78665), first flight-August 28, 2022
    z / n 0211 (RF-78666), first flight-November 5, 2022
    Aviastar-SP also built the first prototype of the IL-78M-90A tanker aircraft (z/n 0201, registration-RF – 78741), developed on the basis of the IL-76MD-90A and made its first flight on January 19, 2018.

    Earlier, Aviastar-SP, under a contract dated November 2011 with UAC – Transport Aircraft JSC, built three IL-76MD-90A aircraft of the installation batch with factory numbers 0103, 0104, 0105 in 2014-2015. Thus, to date, the Aviastar plant has built a total of 17 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    In May 2020, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation renegotiated a contract for the supply of Il-76MD - 90A military transport aircraft with JSC Aviastar-SP (now a branch of PJSC Il-Aviastar) under new conditions. Under the new conditions, under the old contract of 2012, the plant will now deliver a total of 13 Il-76MD-90A aircraft, with the delivery of the 78666 board to the Russian Defense Ministry expected by the end of the year, the contract will be completed. From 2021, a new contract for the supply of 14 aircraft of this type until 2028 was supposed to come into force.

    https://aviation21.ru/chetvyortyj-il-76md-90a-vypuska-2022-goda-podnyalsya-v-nebo/

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    Post  AMCXXL Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:06 am

    It is not from the VKS but from the Volga Dneper, but it has reached Antarctica
    "Il-76 aircraft landed for the first time on a snow-ice airfield in Antarctica
    Until that moment, the runway of the Progress station could not receive heavy transport aircraft. The board delivered 82 passengers and necessary supplies to the station."

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    Post  GarryB Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:32 am

    The Americans fly to Antarctica from their base in Christchurch here in New Zealand... does anyone know where the Russians fly from?

    While looking I found this document:

    Russian Antarctic Expedition operations plan for 2018–2022
    21 April 2018 08:00

    The plans for the Russian Antarctic Expedition and the parameters of its activities for 2018–2022 have been approved. The new plan is similar to the 2013–2017 expedition and aims to expand Russia’s presence in the Antarctic. In 2018–2019, there will be 110 members of the Russian Antarctic Expedition without counting the ship and aircraft crews; starting from 2021, there will be 125 people on the winter staff and 120 people on the seasonal staff. The plan envisages that the number of the Antarctic stations will be the same as in 2017 until 2020, and starting with 2021, another station (Russkaya) will be added to the all-year stations.

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    Prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in accordance with the action plan to implement the Russian Action Strategy in the Antarctic until 2020 and successive years (approved by Government Directive No. 1926-r dated 30 October 2010) and Federal Law No. 50-FZ “On Regulating the Activities of Russian Citizens and Russian Legal Entities in the Antarctic” dated 5 June 2012.

    The signed directive approved the action plan for Russian Antarctic Expedition and the parameters of its activities for 2018–2022 (hereinafter referred to as the plan and the parameters, respectively.)

    The new plan is successive of the analogous plan for 2013–2017 (approved by Government Directive No. 28-r dated 21 January 2013) and aims to maintain and develop Russia’s presence in the Antarctic.

    The plan envisages priority goals related to developing Russia’s activities in the Antarctic and carrying out comprehensive interdepartmental research that provides for Russia’s leading position in the international Antarctic community.

    In particular, it is planned to organise and hold annual Antarctic expeditions in the best possible timeframe to ensure the effective operation of Russian organisations in the Antarctic and scientific research as well as the operation of Russian Antarctic stations and seasonal field bases, plus the cleaning up of the territories of these stations and bases.

    According to the approved parameters, there will be 110 members of the Russian Antarctic Expedition in 2018-2019 without counting the ship and aircraft crews; starting from 2021, there will be 125 people on the winter staff and 120 people on the seasonal staff.

    The plan envisages that until 2020 the number of Antarctic stations will be the same as in 2017, and starting from 2021, another station (Russkaya) will be added to the all-year stations.

    These decisions were made as part of the subprogramme “Organisation and Provision of Works and Scientific Research in the Arctic and Antarctic” of the state programme Environmental Protection, 2012-2020 (approved by Government resolution No. 326 dated 15 April 2014).

    Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

    The link would not open for me normally so I had to view it anonymously: http://government.ru/en/docs/32370/

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    Post  gc3762 Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:43 am

    Cape Town South Africa 5300kms if I remember correctly.


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    Post  Podlodka77 Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:34 pm

    November 28, 06:45

    Aviastar handed over the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

    There are several aircraft in the workshops in varying degrees of readiness, which are planned to be commissioned in 2023, said Yury Slyusar, General Director of UAC.

    MOSCOW, 28 November. /TASS/. The branch of PJSC "Il" - "Aviastar" - handed over to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation a heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A. This was reported in the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) on Monday.

    "Aviastar, a branch of PJSC Il, has manufactured and handed over another serial heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, built in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation," the report says.

    “The supply of new transport aircraft is our contribution to meeting the needs of the military transport aircraft (military transport aviation - TASS note) and strengthening the country's defense capability. Today, another Il-76MD-90A is in the assembly line. The plant is already creating a production reserve for next year. There are several aircraft in the workshops in varying degrees of readiness, which are planned to be commissioned in 2023," said Yury Slyusar, Director General of UAC.

    To fulfill the tasks of increasing production volumes, the Ulyanovsk aircraft plant continues to recruit key production workers and conducts its own training in the most demanded professions. Currently, more than 1,000 people have already been accepted, of which 80% are apprentices in working specialties. In 2023, the plant plans to increase its staff by more than 1,100 production workers.

    https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/16439277

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    Post  AMCXXL Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:19 pm

    @Podlodka77

    November 28, 06:45
    Aviastar handed over the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

    The previous plane was delivered on October 11, which means a 48-day difference, or what is the same, a rate of 7.6 airplanes/year

    This aircraft RF-78666 s/n 03-01 ends the current contract for 13 and gives a total of 14 Il-476 in the ranks of VKS

    A contract for 14 Il-476 and another for 10 Il-478 tankers is pending, a total of 24 aircraft
    If the desired rate of 12 aircraft per year is reached, they could be delivered between 2023 and 2024

    Everything is going according to plans Cool


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    Post  lancelot Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:16 pm

    It is good to see the production rate ramp up.

    They need to upgrade this aircraft again to use the PD-14 engine in the future. And once the MC-21 cockpit comes out I think they should make it common among all the transport aircraft as well. The easier it is for pilots to move between aircraft the better.

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    Post  GarryB Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:59 am

    Good idea... unified/standardised cargo aircraft cockpit design and avionics as well...

    When everyone uses it the costs go down, and it should improve safety too.
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    Post  Podlodka77 Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:52 pm

    AMCXXL Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:19 pm

    Can you make a list of multirole aircraft delivered to the Russian Air Force and MA VMF since the beginning of the last decade - from 2010.
    I calculated and received information about over 400 delivered Su-27SM3/30M2/30SM/34/35S and MiG-29K and SMT in the period from 2010 to the end of 2019. So that's just one decade.
    As far as I know, the Russians have a contract for 152 Su-57 and Su-34M ( half of one and half of the other), 30 Su-35S and 21 Su-30SM2. That's over 200 more planes.
    This applies to aircraft whose delivery date is December 31, 2027.
    All this leads me to believe that the Russian plan is to have over 1,000 multirole combat aircraft, whose average operational life is at least 30 years. Of course, there are planes in the USA and in Russia that have been in service for more than 30 years.
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    Post  AMCXXL Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:46 am

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4620829.html
    The fourth military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A with serial number 0301 and registration number RF-78666, built in 2022 at the Ulyanovsk branch of PJSC Il, Aviastar, was handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The aircraft was rolled out of the workshop on October 20, 2022 and made its first flight at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny factory airfield complex on November 3.

    It is also reported that on November 29, Aviastar rolled out the fifth Il-76MD-90A aircraft built in 2022 with serial number 0302 and registration number 78667.


    0301 rolled out 20 October
    0302 rolled out 29 November
    difference: 40 days
    rate: 9,125 airplanes/year


    production cruising speed is quite likely to be reached soon
    We could see 10-12 aircraft delivered by 2023
    This will also require a new contract before the end of 2023, given that the complete cycle of the aircraft will take close to one year and there are only contracted 24 aircraft remaining (14 Il-476 and 10 Il-478), for 2 years or a little more. at that speed

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    Post  George1 Sat Dec 03, 2022 1:43 pm

    Thus, to date, the Aviastar plant has built and delivered a total of 17 copies (including the prototype) of the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft and one prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft.

    -14x Il-76MD-90A aircrafts

    -3x Il-76MD-90A aircraft of the pilot batch with serial numbers 0103, 0104, 0105. The first two of them were transferred to PJSC Taganrog aviation scientific and technical complex to create special-purpose vehicles on their basis, and the aircraft with serial number 0105 was also transferred to the 610th TsBPPLS VTA in Ivanovo on December 3, 2015.

    -The first prototype of the Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft (serial number 0201, registration number RF-78741). This aircraft continues to be in the testing phase.


    @AMCXXL

    do you know what will happen with the 3  Il-76MD-90A special-purpose aircrafts? AWACS?


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