The Russian air force will buy 38 new Ilyushin Il-476 transport aircraft through 2020, says Viktor Livanov, a vice president of United Aircraft Corp., the manufacturer. The air force will not, however, be the first customer: Russia won the Indian air force tender for six tankers with the aircraft last December. Livanov hopes the contract will be signed by the end of the year and the first aircraft delivered in 2011. The initial prototype for the Russian air force will be assembled at the ...

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