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Russian MoD Seeks New Military Transport Aircraft
Russian MoD Seeks Substitute For Passenger Aircraft

The Russian Defense Ministry is seeking to replace obsolete passenger aircraft with new Russian aircraft models after a deadly crash of the Tu-154 plane last month.

The Kommersant newspaper reported Friday that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered to analyse possibilities to substitute Tu-154, Tu-134 and Il-62M passenger aircraft with new passenger aircraft models.

Currently, there are 21 Tu-154, 36 Tu-134 and nine Il-62 aircraft in service by the Defense Ministry.

On December 25, the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria crashed shortly after refuelling and take-off from the Russian southern city of Adler, near Sochi, killing all 92 passengers on-board.

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