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Russia receives upgraded IL-76MD-M

20th March 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Air Force Aviation Complex in Zhukovsky, Moscow, has accepted the first serial Il-76MD-M upgraded transport aircraft, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 13 March.

The aircraft has entered into service with the air force following acceptance testing.

The modernised aircraft includes new electronic equipment and navigation system that meets all flight requirements both on Russian and foreign air routes.

The aircraft’s lighting, landing transport and domestic equipment, onboard defence complex and signal communications have also been updated. Additionally, the aircraft is equipped with elements of a glass cockpit.

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