Russia's New Military Transport Plane IL-112 Set to Make Its Maiden Flight in 2017
The twin-engine turboprop plane, developed by Ilyushin , will be manufactured by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association. It will replace the Antonov An-26.
Russia's Ministry of Defense plans to purchase at least 35 Ilyushin Il-112 planes.
The transport plane is designed to carry out missions in any geographic or weather conditions. It has a payload of 6 tons and can travel a maximum distance of 5,000 kilometers.
The project, launched over a decade ago, was canceled in 2011, but the work on the Il-112 resumed in 2013. sputniknews