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Rostec’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) showcased its latest Il-76MD-90? Heavy Transport Aircraft that is based on the iconic Il-76 with major improvements at the Aero India 2023 and has offered its Aerial Tanker Variant too to the Indian Air force (IAF).

IAF that is looking to retire the oldest lot of Il-76 Candid (Gajraj) Transport aircraft that it had procured in the early 80s post-2030 due to its age and obsolescence of the engines and avionics and Rostec is offering Il-76MD-90? which uses the same airframe and fuselage of IL-76 aircraft but now comes with a host of other improvements.

IL-76MD-90A features redesigned wing section, a new cockpit with modern avionics like a digital auto flight control system and a new flight sight navigation system with a display indication and fourth-generation PS-90A-76 turbofan bypass powerful engines which the company claims offers an increased flight range of 18% with 12% lesser fuel consumption.

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