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Russian Emergencies Ministry to receive 16 new planes by 2020

September 07, 2014, 3:20 UTC+3 ALMATY
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ALMATY, September 07, /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Emergencies Ministry will receive ten Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft and six IL-76 TD planes before 2020, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Saturday.

“We are planning to receive two Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes first. The other eight will come later under an agreement. We are also waiting for six IL-76 TD planes of new modification,” Puchkov told journalists, adding the agreements on delivery of aviation equipment are expected to be signed in Moscow on Monday, September 8.

All the planes, according to the minister, will be multifunctional equipped with mobile control points and most advanced technologies of evacuating and delivering operational teams to emergency areas.

Puchkov said the deliveries were to start in 2015. “We are going to renovate our fleet of aircraft in the next five years,” he added.

Puchkov also said that the Russian Emergencies Ministry was planning to receive several Mi-8 helicopters this year under agreements which it has already signed with its partners.

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