Ukroboronprom delivered repaired reconnaissance aircraft Su-24MR to Ukrainian Air Force ahead of the schedule, the Ukrainian firm announced Tuesday.
The medium repair of the aircraft was carried out at Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant "NARP", having checked all of its nodes and components, having repaired/replaced those. After that, Su-24MR was successfully tested in the presence of representatives of the Ukrainian Air Force and was adopted by Ukrainian pilots.
In addition to the repair, the plant in cooperation with other UOP enterprises, is currently working on Su-24MR modernization, to equip it with a new avionics, communications systems and surveillance equipment.
Su-24MR is a supersonic reconnaissance aircraft that can conduct deep reconnaissance up to 400 km from the front line. For this purpose, it is equipped with sideways looking radar, allowing tracking ground targets, including enemy fortifications and equipment, using sensitive high-resolution cameras, radio detection systems and infrared sensors to detect camouflaged objects.