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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Defense Ministry in Talks to Buy Aerial Tankers Says UAC

Il-78 Midas |Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and the Defense Ministry are in talks over a deal for new Ilyushin Il-78 Midas aerial refueling tankers for the Russian Air Force, UAC said on Tuesday.

The aerospace holding declined to say when a deal might be signed or on what terms.

“Work is in progress to agree the terms...but until the contract is signed we are unable to make any comment,” a UAC press service representative told RIA Novosti, adding that the contract is part of the State Arms Procurement Program for the period to 2020.

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