Then was created in the 2000s, a joint Russian-Indian project multipurpose transport aircraft (MTS), named
India Multi-role Transport Aircraft (MTA). However, for reasons beyond the "Ilyushin" Examples India ranks is suspended part
in this program.
"Then there was a lot of specific requirement - altitude airfields in mountains up to 5 kilometers, hot, plus high . We are going to put some unusual the number of weapons, including bombs and guns, - says Olga Kruglyako- va.- like it to be a bomber , He bombed, tucked and refueled, but still and cargo carried. We tried to convince them that in an amount such problems can be Only the aircraft, which will be performed poorly take all these functions. "
For such special requirements put forward the Indian side, had put on the aircraft engine PS-90. but this engine with a thrust of 16 tons was clearly more needs machines, calculated tion of 20-ton load of the transported. Without For the specific requirements of the Indian this engine is well suited WABT Wel PD-14 produced by currently in the United Engine Corporation (part of the state corporation "Rostec") for passenger aircraft MS-21. As the first phase of "Ilyushin" It offers the option to PS-90.