First Modernized IL-38N Aircraft Delivered To Russian Navy

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  • 10:33 AM, July 15, 2014
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The first Ilyushin IL-38 maritime reconnaissance aircraft modified to Standard Series Il-38N (Novella) has been transferred to the Russian Navy on 15th July in Zhukovsky near Moscow,Ilyushin stated in a press statement.

“Ilyushin” completed repair and modernization under a contract that includes modernization of five serial combat aircraft.

First serial upgraded aircraft was named after, Radia Papkovsky Petrovich, a designer of OKB Ilyushin who contributed in development of IL-38.

As per the contract, the modernization includes installation of search and target system, “Novella-P-38” on new aircrafts to improve scope of tasks performed by plane and combat capabilities.

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