The enterprises of Russian military-industrial sector have started the development of a next-generation military-transport aircraft – PAK TA (similarly to PAK FA it may stand for Perspective Airborne Complex of Transport Aviation). The project should be completed in the next decade, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to CEO of Ilyushin Aviation Complex, Viktor Livanov.
"The project does not have an approved name; for now it is called PAK TA - Perspective Airborne Complex of Transport Aviation. Today it is just a project that may be implemented by 2030", - the source explained. According to him, the exact specifications for PAK TA will be elaborated later after negotiations with potential customers.
Livanov added that this aircraft will be offered to several customers, including Russian Ministry of Defense.
"The first wind-tunnel data showed us possible variants and now TsAGI (Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky) will study them thoroughly", - Ilyushin’s CEO said. He added that the scientific research work in the network of PAK TA project is being carried out by the specialists of TsAGI, Myasishcev Design Bureau and other enterprises.