Ilyushin Presents Transport Aviation Exhibition at Army-2017 Forum
The forum opening ceremony took place on Tuesday with the participation of the defence minister Sergei Shoigu and minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov. Sergei Shoigu pointed out that Army-2017 is a unique open platform where almost all modern developments are demonstrated. «Along with the developments of famous design bureaus and well-known Russian manufacturers, the forum also presents the accomplishments of young scientists, post-graduates, students, and servicemen of science squadrons”, the minister said.
From 22 to 27 August, the new exhibition centre in the «Patriot»park will host an exposition where Ilyushin presents aircraft models forming part of the State Defence Procurement and Acquisition program, as well as promising developments for the benefit of the Russian Defence Ministry. «For three years, the forum became one of the largest industry-specific forums in the world, and Ilyushin is happy to demonstrate its developments at such a respectable platform, while the representatives of the company are eager to take part in the business program of the exhibition”, said UAC vice-president and Ilyushin general director Alexey Rogozin. The Ilyuhsin exposition at the forum includes the following military and transport aircraft: heavy IL-76MD-90A, modernised version of production IL-76MD aircraft, light IL-112V, and a multipurpose transport aircraft – a new generation vehicle which is to replace AN-26 aircraft.
Aside from the demonstration centre in the «Patriot»park, Ilyushin presents its aircraft – not mock-ups, but real flying ones – at the Kubinka airfield. The guests of Army-2017 have a unique opportunity to see IL-20 radioelectronic surveillance and warfare aircraft which has been presented to the general public only recently. The forum visitors will also be able to take a look at IL-76MD heavy military transport aircraft, which forms the basis of the Russian military transport aviation.
The most important part of the forum is the business program: leaders of the Ilyushin Aviation Complex and United Aircraft Corporation will conduct meetings with the partners and take part in conferences and round-table discussions, including those organised by the Russian Defence Ministry.