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Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA)
UAC/HAL Multirole Transport Aircraft Model shown in the Aero India 2009.
Role Military transport aircraft
Manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation and
Hindustan Aeronautics
Introduction 2015 (Planned)
Status Under development
Primary user Russian Air Force
Indian Air Force
Program cost US$600 million

The UAC/HAL Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) is a medium-lift military transport aircraft which will be constructed by a joint-venture formed by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia and the Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) of India.[1][2] Both companies will invest US$300 million each in joint venture.[3]

The aircraft will replace Indian Air Force's aging fleet of An-32 transport aircraft. The aircraft will be able to perform regular transport duties and also deploy paratroopers. The jet is expected to fly by 2014 and inducted by 2015/16.[4]

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Development

Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony is expected to make an official visit to Russia in October 2009 during which the two countries will formally incorporate the joint venture. The agreement will chart out production for the armed forces of India and Russia, in addition to friendly third countries, a list of which has already been drawn up and will be enshrined as an annexure to the main agreement document. According to sources, the agreement also contains the agreed joint intention to spin-off (to be pioneered by HAL's Aircraft Research and Design Centre, Bangalore) and market a civilian variant of the MTA in the form of a 100-seater passenger airplane for which HAL will be the lead partner and principal integrator. The Indian part of serial production of the MTA, when ready, will take place at HAL's Transport Aircraft Division in Kanpur.[5]

Design

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 MTAs. Russian market will demand nearly 100 transport aircraft within next 12 years.[4]

Designated IL-214, the MTA borrows design elements from American and European aircraft. The front end and length of the aircraft resembles the Airbus A400M or Embraer KC-390

Specifications (planned)

  • Maximum takeoff weight: 68,000 kg
  • Maximum payload: 20,000 kg
  • Capacity:88 to 100 paratroopers/passengers
  • Fuel capacity: 13,500 kg
  • Maximum speed: 850 km/h
  • Cruising speed: 800 km/h
  • Length: 33.2 m
  • Wing span: 30.1 m
  • Height: 10.0 m
  • Powerplant: Aviadvigatel PS-90 turbofan
  • Flight range: 2,500 km with payload of 20,000 kg
  • Flight range: 6,000 km with payload of 4,500 kg
  • Takeoff run: 1,200 m.
  • Landing run: 1,200 m.

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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
Introduction 2015 (Planned)
Status Under development
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.[1] Both companies will invest US$300 million each in joint venture.[2]

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.[3]

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Specifications (planned)

  • Maximum takeoff weight: 55,000 kg
  • Maximum payload: 18,500 kg
  • Capacity:88 to 100 paratroopers/passengers
  • Fuel capacity: 13,500 kg
  • Maximum speed: 850 km/h
  • Cruising speed: 800 km/h
  • Length: 33.2 m
  • Wing span: 30.1 m
  • Height: 10.0 m
  • Powerplant: Aviadvigatel PS-90 turbofan
  • Flight range: 2,500 km with payload of 18,800 kg
  • Flight range: 6,000 km with payload of 4,500 kg
  • Takeoff run: 1,300 m.
  • Landing run: 1,200 m.

See also

Comparable aircraft

References

External links


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