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    Transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A in a workshop of JSC Aviastar-SP in Ulyanovsk

    Russian Special Ops Plane With Unique Electronics Readied for the Skies

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    Russia’s brand-new Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A military transport plane will be able to ferry paratroopers and Special Ops troops deep into the enemy’s rear totally undetected thanks to its state-of-the-art onboard electronics enabling it to fly just meters above the ground at night and in heavy fog, Izvestia wrote.

    “The new-look Il-76MD-90A, which is a modernized version of the Il-76MD, has already been approved by a special commission in Ulyanovsk,” a Defense Ministry representative told Izvestia.

    “All onboard systems are now in place on and a series test flights are scheduled to be held shortly. If everything goes well, the new electronics will be installed on all existing and future Il-76MD-90As,” he added.

    The official said that the Il-76MD-90A, equipped with advanced optical and electronic stations, collision warning gear and onboard defense systems, is designed to transport a range of military equipment, armed personnel, heavy and long size vehicles and cargoes.

    It will also be used in parachuting cargo/troops and other airborne cargo missions.

    Unique onboard equipment enables the Il-76MD-90A to land on dirt surfaces with switched off landing lights and flashing navigation lights.

    The Il-76MD-90A has a maximum take-off weight of 210 tons and can carry a maximum payload of 52 tons.

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    Special Ops troops, paratroopers, radar-evading, unique electronics, military transport plane, Il-76-MD-90A, Russian Defense Ministry, Russian Aerospace Forces, Russia
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