Maybe they will use military weapons ?How they are going to protect those bases?
I'am thinking logistic. Can they supply this base in a war?Maybe they will use military weapons ?
How the USA protect his bases in Poland , or on Okinava ?
We know that all midle east USA base is unprotected against Iranian missiles.
The Russian bases in Cuba will have more protection than the best USA base anywhere.
It will be a strategic base.I'am thinking logistic. Can they supply this base in a war?
when Y-20 had first flight. there was no production line for IL-476. it takes several years before first flight happens.
so i am not sure why you are relating the two projects.
it took long to start production line as various specialized aircrafts were tested before it is certified. but once plane is certified for various missions. it is not much harder to scale up production. and you can see from the picture. the plane is already built on new line.
AN-22 and AN-70 are two excellent transport planes. Unfortunately, Russia cannot rebuild these two planes after divorce with Ukraine
But China still has opportunities. It will be useful if China invests in Ukrana and takes this technology. Of course, China needs more careful, to not repeat the Motor-Sich case