“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.
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.