In the last seven days, nine An-124 “Ruslan” flights to China were recorded.
Russia began to actively deliver something from China with heavy transport aircraft An-124 “Ruslan” to the Russian company “Volga-Dnipro”. At the same time, pilots do not always turn on the transponder, which makes it difficult to track flights.
Flight tracking services recorded about ten flights over the past week, Ukrainian military portal Defense Express reports.
China also drew attention to suspicious activity. Locals published the video, adding an explanation that the plane allegedly arrived for “military assistance”. It included equipment, body armor, helmets, clothes, etc.
It is noted that over the past seven days, nine An-124 “Ruslan” flights to China and only three in the return direction were recorded, which directly indicates the exclusion of the transponder during some of the flights.
The standard flight runs along the route Moscow-Novosibirsk-Zhengzhou-Novosibirsk-Moscow. Somehow the final destination was Urumqi. Zhengzhou is a powerful logistics and industrial hub, as well as a powerful high-tech industrial zone, including units of Chinese defense giant Norinco. Urumqi is also the production site for a number of industrial giants.
“It is worth noting that the flights found are definitely not all that the Russian Federation made to China with a similar purpose. But only those that got into the flight monitoring services of civilian aircraft. And one can only guess about the activity of the military transport aviation of the Russian Federation on similar routes,” – added in the edition.
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