Russia plans to develop new super-heavy military airlifter

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Russia plans to develop new super-heavy military airlifter
Russian aircraft makers will develop a new super-heavy transport aircraft for the Armed Forces and the civil market, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday. "You and we will have to seriously work in the imminent future to develop a promising aircraft complex, I mean a super-heavy transport plane," Borisov said at the 3rd meeting of Russian aircraft-manufacturing enterprises.
Russia plans to develop new super heavy military airlifter 640 001A RUAF An-124 from the 224th Flight Unit inflight with 2 Sukhoi Su-27s
"We will think how to develop an aircraft in demand in the interests of the Defense Ministry, in the first place, and the civil market," the deputy defense minister said, adding that "aircraft makers can do this." This project would replace the ageing An-124

The Antonov An-124 Ruslan is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union. By 2020 it is planned total to upgrade 20 aircraft in the version of An-124-100M, including aircraft in storage.
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