Russian Air Force plans to buy more than 100 Il-76 aircraft

The Russian Air Force plans to buy more than 100 Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft before 2030, as announced the Russian Ministry of Defense.

According to Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov, Russia intends to buy more than 100 Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft including the Il-78M-90A type II-78 in-flight tankers that Ilyushin manufactures based on the Il-76 aircraft.

As the Russian Ministry of Defense says, the Air Force has not yet received any Il-76MD-90A (or Il-476 as otherwise coded) aircraft from 2014. Before that year, the Russian Air Force had received two Il-76MD -90A.