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Published on Apr 2, 2008
This is an interview with one of the designers of the EKIP aircraft (or Tarielka) - Edward Isaev, for one of the Russian news channels in 2002. This video is freely available for download from the aircraft designer's web site: http://www.ekip-aviation-concern.com/ It consists of two parts: 1st - actual news segment (it's about 3 minutes long), and 2nd - behind the scenes footage of the interview with Edward Isaev (this part is not complete because that's how it appears on the aircraft designer's site)
The latest news that I could find about EKIP date back to 2003-2004 when the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) was going to co-partner further developments and building of this aircraft. Apparently the test flights were tentatively scheduled for 2007 at Webster Field, near Patuxent River. http://www.wired.com/science/discover...