Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has systematic a construction of an aircraft prolongation plant for prolongation of tactical ride aircraft in Kazan, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov pronounced on Saturday.
The mooted plant in a collateral of a commonwealth of Tatarstan will be dictated in sold for a construction of Antonov An-70 propfan tactical ride aircraft and presumably in a destiny for a prolongation of a new era vital bombers, a apportion said.
“It will be a many present plant producing An-70 aircraft, and as shortly as with settle a emanate with new long-range aircraft, it competence be constructed there as well,” Serdyukov said.
Two weeks ago Lt. Gen. Viktor Kachalkin, a commander of Russia’s Military Transport Aviation (VTA), announced that a use will accept 60 Antonov An-70 propfan tactical ride aircraft by 2020.
The Ukrainian-designed An-70, that is being built together with Russia, has had a long-running and uneasy gestation, with one antecedent crashing in a 1990′s in a collision and a second crashing in 2001 in a take-off collision in Omsk. The aircraft also had a story of snags with a propfan engines.
Russia pulled out of a plan in 2006, with Russia Air Force commander Vladimir Mikhailov saying it did not need a aircraft and would cite a modernized Il-76, though it after rejoined a program.