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|Indo-Russian Transport Aircraft|
|HAL Multi Role Transport Aircraft Model shown in the Aero India 2009.|
|Role||Military transport aircraft|
|Manufacturer||United Aircraft Corporation and Hindustan Aeronautics|
|Primary user|| Russian Air Force |
Indian Air Force
|Program cost||US$600 million|
The Indo-Russian Transport Aircraft is a medium-lift military transport which will be constructed by a joint-venture formed by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia and the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) of India. Both companies will invest US$300 million each in joint venture.
The aircraft will replace Indian Air Force's aging fleet of Antonov An-12, An-26 and An-32 transport aircraft. The aircraft will be able to perform regular transport duties and also deploy paratroopers.
The aircraft could be powered by Russian-made Aviadvigatel PS-90 turbofan engines attached to top mounted wings, and has a T-shaped tail. The cabin size will be the same as the Ilyushin Il‑76 but will be half the length. The payload will be 18.5 tons of military or civilian cargo, with a range of 2500 km and a speed of 870 km/h. Indian Air Force plans to acquire 45 Tactical Transport Aircraft. Russian market will demand nearly 100 transport aircraft within next 12 years. The jet is expected to fly by 2014 and inducted by 2015/16.