New aircraft enhances capabilities of Russian military air transport

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A Russian military commander announced the increase in the capabilities of the Russian military air transport, as a result of the modernization of transport aircraft, and the emergence of new ones in the air fleet.

The commander of the military air transport revealed that the new “Il-76MD-90A” aircraft can accommodate 3 combat vehicles for paratroopers, while the unmodernized “Il-76” can accommodate two BMD-4M vehicles.

He noted that the new aircraft increases the combat capability of military transport aviation by at least 30 percent. At the same time, the effectiveness and performance of the paratroopers using transport aircraft increases, because the Il-76MD-90A can carry 3 paratroopers combat vehicles.

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