MAKS-2015: Day 3 wheeling and dealing

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A breakdown of Thursday’s highlights and deals at Russia's MAKS-2015 aviation expo on RT.

Russia’s newest strategic bomber the Tupolev Tu-160M2, known as the White Swan, is to enter service with the Russian Air Force by 2021.

The first exports for the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft are expected in 2017. Among the potential buyers are Iran and Belarus.

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The Russian company Kronshtadt is to start developing high-speed drones weighing up to seven tons.

Spain has signed a contract with Russia to launch a PAZ satellite designed for a wide range of applications in cartography, environmental monitoring, urban planning, etc.

Russia's biggest airline Aeroflot is to buy 20 more Sukhoi Superjet 100s aircraft. The airline will have a fleet of 50 SSJ-100s by 2017.

The general designer of airplane maker Ilyushin Nikolay Talikov says the Russian Defense Ministry is intending to use IL-76 transport aircraft equipped with intensive care units in the near future.

Roscosmos (Russian Federal Space Agency) and Kazakhstan have signed a contract to put Kazakh astronaut Aydin Aimbetov on a mission to the ISS. The flight will cost Kazakhstan $20 million.