Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport confirmed that Russia had approved the resale of two Ilyushin Il-76MF military transport aircraft from Jordan to Egypt.
“The re-export example shows Russian flexibility in resolving vital issues of the partners in arming the national armed forces and confirms that Il airlifters are known in the world as reliable and simple in operation aircraft,” the agency said.
Cairo will become the only operator of this unique Il-76 variant, a stretched version of the Soviet-era Il-76MD transport. Its fuselage has been lengthened by two additional sections of 3.3 m (11 ft.) each, installed fore and aft of the wing.
[Sources: Air Recognition, Aviation Week]