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PREMIUM: Russia cracks the whip on sluggish Il-76MD-90A production

29th March 2021 - 08:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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The Russian MoD has set Aviastar a tough target to produce ten Il-76MD-90As each year. (Photo: Aviastar)

Dissatisfied with the output of the long-delayed Il-76MD-90A strategic transport aircraft, the Russian MoD demands that manufacturer Aviastar picks up the pace.

Russia is pushing for faster deliveries of the Il-76MD-90A airlifter, to make up for lost time after production and developmental issues caused a series of delays since 2015.

During a visit earlier this month to Aviastar-SP, the Ulyanovsk-based manufacturer of the Il-76MD-90A, Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu noted that just ...

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