China Orders 38 Il-76TD Transports
08 Sep 2005
Russia and China have reached an agreement for the delivery of 38 new-build Il-76TD military transport aircraft. The contract is expected to be worth $850 million.
China appears to be more interested in military support equipment from Russia today. Russian Defence Ministry and state export agency Rosoboronexport are hoping for additional orders from China following the joint Russia-China exercise held this summer. The 10,000 troop exercise included also naval forces, Sukhoi Su-27 fighter planes and Tupolev Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers.
Russia is also prepared to sell stock Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers to China if it would be interested.