Monday, 29 February 2016

Russia about to start upgrading first Il-78 tanker aircraft

The first Ilyushin Il-78 (NATO reporting name: Midas) refueling tanker in service with Russia’s Aerospace Force will start undergoing upgrade in March, chief designer of the Il-76 aircraft Andrei Yurasov said on Monday. "We expect the Il-78 refueling tanker to arrive for its upgrade next month," he said. 
A RuAF Il-78 Midas aerial tanker aircraft
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