Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Russia's first upgraded Il-76MDM airlifter to take to the skies in February

The first military transport aircraft upgraded under the Il-76MDM (NATO reporting name: Candid) program will take to the air in February 2016, Sergei Velmozhin, director general of Ilyushin JSC (a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation), told journalists on Wednesday. "We have planned the maiden flight of the first Il-76, upgraded to Il-76MDM standard, for February," he said. 
The Il-76MDM is an upgraded variant of the Ilyuhsin Il-76MD military transport aircraft
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