Plans for creating a modernized Ruslan announced

More than 124 billion rubles will be spent on developing a technical project for the “updated” An-100-1 transporter. This is evidenced by the materials of the SPARK-marketing system.

In total, for 2019 “Aviation Complex named after SV Ilyushin ”concluded about 15 contracts for the implementation of the components of the ROC to create an updated transporter. The cost of the main one, concluded with EMZ them. Myasishchev and providing for the development of the technical project An-124-100M before the end of 2020, is 830 million rubles.

Based on the data specified in the terms of reference, indicators such as weight, size, speed and altitude of the modernized Ruslan will remain the same. But the life of the aircraft will be increased to 50-60 years.

An-124-100M will be equipped with the latest onboard REO. In addition, the aircraft will receive an airborne defense system to protect against MANPADS, radar and optical-electronic homing missiles. Modernization will also undergo: power supply system, airborne transport, oxygen, domestic and lighting equipment. The new transporter will replace all outdated equipment of foreign manufacture, with the exception of the Ukrainian power plant D-18T.

In 2018, it was reported that a total of 3,5 billion rubles will be spent on the conversion of Ruslan and the conduct of all necessary tests. Work on the modernization of the transporter was planned to be completed by 2022.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Antonov Design Bureau emphasizes that it is their bureau that owns all the copyrights for the aircraft, and also insist that the Russian side should use a different name for its modernized aircraft.
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  1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex (Secret information) 11 January 2020 10: 58
    At the same time, the Ukrainian Antonov Design Bureau emphasizes that it is their bureau that owns all copyrights for the aircraft ...

    The question is not what the future aircraft will be called. And what will be its filling. The use of foreign components should be completely excluded! Or have our "leaders" from "business" life still not taught anything? After all, the answer is unambiguous: only TOTAL independence from imports will allow our producers to establish or continue to produce products in any case, even if TOTAL sanctions are imposed against the Russian Federation.
    In general, I am amazed at the shortsightedness of the industry leadership. After all, sooner or later the Russian Federation will block (under the pressure of the amerov) the opportunity to buy components. Everything goes to this. Yankees CANNOT compete fairly. Where it is not possible to bypass competitors with the best or cheap goods, the Yankees use administrative reserves - banditry, various "color revolutions", international terrorism, illegal sanctions, simply - WAR (under various pretexts) ... But the most important administrative resource has always been state structures. Therefore, all talk about the "free hand of the market" is nothing more than a FALSE. Almost all of the largest companies in the United States have a state presence in one way or another. And in general, state structures and business in this country are closely intertwined - all these "congressmen" and other "statesmen" come from big business structures and return there (after the expiration of their term of office or defeat in the "elections"), and break through there is NO OPPORTUNITY to this "elite" to a person from the bottom or from the outside (anticipating the objections of opponents, I can only say one thing - if there are such, then these are UNITS, i.e. - EXCEPTIONS, which only confirms the RULE). And this whole SYSTEM, built on lobbying, is called a simple word - CORRUPTION, raised to the rank of law. In simple terms, it is a corrupt state.
    But back to our article - the name of the aircraft does not matter. Will it be called "Il" or "An" ... What's the difference? The main thing is for the plane to start flying. and that it contains only DOMESTIC components. And for their mass production, state intervention is needed, since "business" is the beginning of "activity", which does not promise an INSTANT gesheft or receiving OVER INCOME, all this is not interesting ... RESOURCES FROM THE COUNTRY. Everything else is lyrics ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 January 2020 23: 23
    More than 1 billion rubles not for the modernization of the aircraft, but only for the preparation of the plan ???
    The modernization of the aircraft itself will pull another 20 billion?

    Will it be the most expensive transport plane in the world or not?
  3. Rus Offline Rus
    Rus 9 February 2020 09: 19
    Voiced - it means only words. Not a contract is written, but just a word.