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Russian Aerospace Forces will receive another IL special aircraft in early 2018

Experimental Machine-Building Plant (EMZ) named after Myasishchev will transfer to the Defense Ministry another upgraded special-purpose aircraft of the Il family in the first quarter of next year, the defense industry complex said on Wednesday.

Russian Aerospace Forces will receive another IL special aircraft in early 2018

Work on the modernization of special aircraft IL family are in the final stages. In the first quarter of 2018, it will be handed over to the Aerospace Force (HQ)
- Said the source agency.

He did not specify which type of aircraft he was talking about and his mission, noting that in the process of modernization on board the machine, in particular, the newest radio-technical complex is being installed.

The bulk of the work of the EMR falls on the modernization of special-purpose aircraft of the Il-20 and Il-22 modifications, the agency’s source said.

In particular, in 2016, the first serial modernization of the IL-22 was carried out, and the Ministry of Defense received two directors of jamming and passing intelligence, IL-22P
- he said, noting that the complex’s equipment allows you to effectively deal with airborne early warning and control aircraft, air defense systems, as well as manned and unmanned aviation the adversary.

The upgrade of the IL-20 is also underway.
- Said the agency interlocutor, adding that the modernization concerns not the aircraft itself, but the avionics, the Interfax-AVN reports.
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  1. san4es
    san4es 6 December 2017 18: 05
    soldier IL-20 (according to the NATO codification: Coot - “Coot”) is an electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare aircraft based on the Il-18, equipped with a side-view radar, an infrared scanner and other sensors.
    In the ventral gondola is the antenna of the side-scan radar station (RLS BO) Igla-1. Also on the plane was a square-2 detailed radio reconnaissance station and VHF range VHF radio interception equipment. In the front and middle parts of the passenger cabin, seats are installed for 6 (subsequently 8) radio system operators. The camera crew was headed by the head of the airborne reconnaissance complex (DBK). The flight crew consists of 5 people. At the tail of the aircraft is equipped with a common room with ordinary double passenger seats, a buffet, a wardrobe and a toilet.

    Another modification is just IL-22PP ("jammer"), also known under the code of the program "Chopper" (product L-415). This is an electronic warfare aircraft equipped with modern suppression equipment, in particular side antennas and towed transmitters, unwinding in flight by several hundred meters. Modernization of the project is conducted by the Experimental Engineering Plant named after V.M. Myasishchev in Zhukovsky near Moscow.
    The new complex is called "Chopper" and has higher characteristics compared to previous similar systems. In addition, when creating this electronic warfare system, some technical solutions were applied that significantly increased its combat capabilities. The main feature of the "Chopper" was the ability to act only on signals with a certain frequency, without affecting others.
  2. Berkut24
    Berkut24 6 December 2017 19: 18
    These ILs live like MacLeods. It’s as if they don’t have the ultimate resource, and the case is cut out of whole diamond ... They were born 3 years after my birth and, probably, will be written off after the Su-57 ....
    1. Captain Nemo
      Captain Nemo 7 December 2017 08: 41
      Not a hull, but a glider. History knows such examples. At one time, it was recognized that the DC-3 glider (familiar to us as LI-2) actually has no time limit for use. I don’t know whether or not the bike
  3. assa67
    assa67 6 December 2017 23: 47
    this one Ilyusha will close a couple of thousand km of the border from "viewing" ...