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30 / 06 / 2020

China's Y-20 cargo plane first time in Russia

China's domestically developed Y-20 large transport aircraft on Saturday landed in Russian capital Moscow for the first time, sending Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) honor guard members to participate in the Russian Victory Day parade scheduled for June 24.

The Y-20's first Russia visit showed that it has achieved full mission capability in terms of both support and performance, and this type of aircraft will appear in public more often and conduct different missions in the future.

China previously used Il-76s as its main type of large transport aircraft, importing them from Russia in the early 1990s. The Y-20's first visit to Russia this time marked a new start, analysts said.