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China interested in joint production of modernized Il-114 plane — Russian deputy PM

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said China has shown interest in production of modernized Il-114, which can be used for military purposes

MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. China has showed interest in producing a renewed version of an Ilyushin Il-114 passenger plane jointly with Russia, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.

“We’ll be actually restoring this plane [Il-114], using a new technological platform. In actual fact, the Chinese also need such a plane,” Rogozin said in response to a question about the prospects of cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.

The Il-114 aircraft can be used as a patrol plane, including for military purposes, the Russian vice-premier said.

“The Chinese side does not deny it has interest,” Rogozin said, adding that Russia will soon transfer “information and the relevant documentation to the Chinese side.