The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract with JSC “United Aircraft Corporation” to build aircraft tankers based on the Il-96-400TZ.
In accordance with the terms of the contract for the Russian Armed Forces will be built and transferred to two new IL-96-400TZ.
The new tanker aircraft Il-96-400TZ will be able to transfer more than 65 tons of fuel at a distance of up to 3.5 thousand. Km. Will be installed on the aircraft instruments universal aviation refueling UPAZ-1