Russian Air Force is expected to receive first aircraft tanker (Il-78-90A) fully produced in the nation by 2018, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Monday.
Earlier the Il-78 aircraft had been assembled by the Tashkent Chkalov Industrial Group in Uzbekistan.
The tanker aircraft, Il-78M-90A is capable of refueling two front-line aviation aircraft (Su-27 or MiG-29-class) simultaneously with use of the fueling systems mounted on its wing. The tail fueling mechanism is used for refueling long-range and special aviation aircraft.
In February, United Aircraft Corporation began construction of an engineering prototype of the Il-78M-90A aircraft.
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India might consider acquiring four warships from Russias Yantar shipyard, which has built six frigates for the Indian Navy, Ria Novosti quoted the Shipyards chief Oleg Shumakov as saying on Wednesday. "We will explore the possibility of new orders to build [vessels] for the Indian fleet
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