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Defense Ministry plans to replace the reconnaissance aircraft IL-20

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The Defense Ministry plans to replace the legendary reconnaissance aircraft IL-20. It will be replaced by a car based on the Il-114-300 light passenger turboprop aircraft, according to News.




IL-20 taken into service in the 1969 year, they are looking for the radiation of electronic systems, as well as hidden objects of the enemy. Aircraft work not only in war, but also in peacetime. During the Cold War, NATO gave them the nickname "true friend."

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the VKS, currently tactical-technical requirements are being formulated for a new reconnaissance aircraft based on the IL-114-300. It is expected that work on the new car will begin immediately after the new passenger aircraft rises into the air.

“IL-114-300 is a deeply modernized version of the IL-114-100 passenger turboprop aircraft, which was developed in the 1980 and produced at the Tashkent aircraft factory in 1990 – 1998. The updated version of the machine received the new TV7-117CT-01 engines, a digital cockpit, a lightweight fuselage made of composites. This is a modern aircraft with fuel efficiency 30% higher than its predecessor. IL-114-300 will produce the plant of the corporation "MiG" in the Moscow region Lukhovitsy ", - the newspaper writes.

The main feature of the IL-18 and the machines created on its basis is the ability to patrol for a long time. That is, to fly at very low speed at high altitude. In fact, when patrolling the plane as it were, it still hangs in the air for several hours. This flight mode ensures the most efficient operation of the onboard reconnaissance complex and other equipment. At the same time IL-18 is able to fly around 7 thousand. Km. Until recently, an aircraft with similar characteristics was simply not in the line of the Russian aircraft industry. For example, the main problem of a more modern reconnaissance aircraft Tu-214Р is precisely in its flight speed,
Anton Lavrov, an independent military expert, told the newspaper.

The expert noted that IL-114-300 has not yet risen into the air. But his "parent" IL-114-100 has good flight performance. Therefore, the military can count on a worthy replacement for the veteran IL-20.
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  1. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 26 December 2017 10: 51 New
    +1
    New wings are great!
    But. the main thing. what will be inside .. the same side-view station "like the Needle and VHF interception receivers?
    What will be the efficiency of the complex in the era of unmanned reconnaissance at low cost ??
  2. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 26 December 2017 10: 52 New
    +4
    Is il-114 like an airplane with three times less take-off weight comparable to il-20? Yes, and internal volumes are significantly less. Or I don’t know something, I don’t understand, or is it a complex based on IL-114, which does not replace IL-20, but complements the existing fleet of RTR aircraft?
    1. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 26 December 2017 10: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: Nikolai R-PM
      ... I don’t know something, I don’t understand,

      I don’t get it myself. stop
      1. Nikolay R-PM
        Nikolay R-PM 26 December 2017 11: 27 New
        +4
        Here I am about the same. In range they do not fight at all, and all the more so the time of duty in the air is less.
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 26 December 2017 14: 25 New
          +3
          Indeed, the Tu-214, and in the future the MS-21, are more suitable for this role.
    2. grandson of Perun
      grandson of Perun 26 December 2017 10: 59 New
      11
      But after all, electronics over the past decades has become much more compact and economical.
      1. thinker
        thinker 26 December 2017 11: 08 New
        +2
        Microelectronics is good, but flight range regional aircraft about 2000 km. Specialists, of course, know better, since there are such plans.
      2. Topotun
        Topotun 26 December 2017 11: 09 New
        +6
        Yeah, and the flight range of the IL-20 is 6200 km, and that of the IL-114 is 1000 km. Maybe it makes sense to save the IL-20? Or is it nevertheless replaced with something closer in characteristics?
        1. Anyone
          Anyone 26 December 2017 11: 43 New
          +1
          We do not have a similar airplane characteristics. Yes and no. It is no coincidence that the same fish exploration was carried out precisely on the Il-18.
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 26 December 2017 16: 07 New
            +2
            Quote: Anyone
            We do not have a similar airplane characteristics. Yes and no. It is no coincidence that the same fish exploration was carried out precisely on the Il-18.

            But what about this miracle?

            By the way, already in the ready reconnaissance.
            Don't like the speed? It’s necessary to work faster. smile Did the Yankees somehow solve the problem of speed during the transition from Orion to Poseidon? And for PLO aircraft, the requirements are in many respects similar to RTR.
            1. Anyone
              Anyone 26 December 2017 17: 10 New
              +1
              Tu-214 is a palliative solution, as it is not intended for use on unprepared lanes.
              1. Alexey RA
                Alexey RA 26 December 2017 18: 13 New
                +3
                Quote: Anyone
                Tu-214 is a palliative solution, as it is not intended for use on unprepared lanes.

                Does he need it? Do I need to drive a piece of RTR, usually based in the rear, from unprepared lanes?
                1. Anyone
                  Anyone 26 December 2017 18: 22 New
                  +2
                  I flew to GA, so I can compare the performance of aircraft. I have no relation to the Air Force and did not have, and because of this I can not authoritatively discuss the nuances of using this kind of aircraft. But a thinker, for a military airplane, it’s better to be able to base on various airfields with different runway cover than not to have such an opportunity.
              2. Flyer_64
                Flyer_64 1 January 2018 14: 55 New
                0
                plus the cost is not suitable.
              3. Skifotavr
                Skifotavr 7 January 2018 16: 00 New
                0
                Quote: Anyone
                Tu-214 is a palliative solution, as it is not intended for use on unprepared lanes.

                What are we not going to, if only not to build normal roads and airfields ... smile
        2. grandson of Perun
          grandson of Perun 26 December 2017 12: 08 New
          +1
          The article says that the three hundredth modification has new TV7-117ST-01 engines with fuel efficiency 30% higher plus a lighter fuselage using composites.
        3. Servisinzhener
          Servisinzhener 26 December 2017 13: 43 New
          +1
          There is a sense, but there is one problem, new ones are not produced, and old ones are worn out primarily according to the glider's resource. Now we do not have a plane similar in characteristics. IL-114-300 does not reach the flight range. He has a range of 4800 with a load of one ton, and the IL-20 has a range of 6200. And it is unlikely that you can stuff all the equipment with its operators into one ton. There is a Tu-214R but it flies faster, i.e. as I understand it, the duty hours are shorter.
    3. Vlad.by
      Vlad.by 26 December 2017 11: 44 New
      +2
      Is microminiaturization an empty phrase? The weight of the electronic filling decreased by 5-6 times, the power consumption is approximately the same while maintaining the radar radar power and the sensitivity of the receivers.
      Everything flows, everything changes
      1. groks
        groks 26 December 2017 12: 22 New
        +2
        So it will not fly completely empty much further. They seem to have the same speeds.
        In short, they will not spy on NATO, but on us. Based on the parameters.
    4. Letun
      Letun 26 December 2017 15: 25 New
      +5
      Quote: Nikolai R-PM
      Is il-114 like an airplane with three times less take-off weight comparable to il-20? Yes, and internal volumes are significantly less. Or I don’t know something, I don’t understand, or is it a complex based on IL-114, which does not replace IL-20, but complements the existing fleet of RTR aircraft?

      Well, what do you want from an article in which, "When a plane is boarded, it’s as if freezes for several hours"? The farther, the more illiterate the material becomes in VO. To match the bulk of the dodging audience ...
      1. not main
        not main 26 December 2017 20: 38 New
        0
        Quote: Letun
        Quote: Nikolai R-PM
        Is il-114 like an airplane with three times less take-off weight comparable to il-20? Yes, and internal volumes are significantly less. Or I don’t know something, I don’t understand, or is it a complex based on IL-114, which does not replace IL-20, but complements the existing fleet of RTR aircraft?

        Well, what do you want from an article in which, "When a plane is boarded, it’s as if freezes for several hours"? The farther, the more illiterate the material becomes in VO. To match the bulk of the dodging audience ...

        I will fully support!
      2. Bratkov Oleg
        Bratkov Oleg 30 December 2017 12: 38 New
        0
        The propellers stopped, and the plane stopped.
        They started to turn further - then polyethel.
        No brainer ...
    5. NEXUS
      NEXUS 26 December 2017 17: 57 New
      +3
      Quote: Nikolai R-PM
      Is il-114 like an airplane with three times less take-off weight comparable to il-20?

      Avionics has become slightly easier since the days of the USSR. Add to this the fact that the IL-114 will have new engines, not at all the ones that were in the 60s, that is, the range will also be increased and economy. At the same time, the question is interesting - 4 or 2 engines will be on the new 114th ...
      Well, about the MC-21 in the defense industry ... it has not yet been tested as it should, but here we are already discussing the military version. Surely, in the future, the MS-21 will be in service with our army, but not now.
      1. Flyer_64
        Flyer_64 1 January 2018 15: 21 New
        +1
        For RTR destination aircraft, the main indicator is the maximum flight duration and maximum patrol radius. These figures depend on the stock of fuel and consumption at cruising speeds. Accurate data are not available on fuel reserves and payloads. Therefore, the MO’s thoughts about replacing the IL-20 with the IL-114-300 are connected only with the cost of the aircraft. You can add the cost of the complex to this, and understand why the Tu-214 is not a mass piece goods.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 26 December 2017 11: 40 New
    +3
    I plan a couple of billion years to run the universe wassat ! Maybe enough, crush the water in the mortar? Do, not plan, for there is a huge difference between these words! !!!
    1. Genry
      Genry 26 December 2017 11: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: Herkulesich
      maybe enough, crush the water in the mortar? Do, not plan, for there is a huge difference between these words! !!!

      And to whom do you address your claims? To the site "Military Review"? Or to whom?
      You don’t think that you are moaning in vain, and your torn hair is not visible. It may be enough to whine, but it's time to get down to business and not plan, but implement.
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 26 December 2017 12: 54 New
        +2
        You would be sir, commented on the event, not someone else's comment!
        1. Genry
          Genry 26 December 2017 14: 07 New
          0
          Quote: Herkulesich
          maybe enough, crush the water in the mortar?

          Here is your event!
  4. faiver
    faiver 26 December 2017 14: 51 New
    +1
    excuse me, but all these are empty words - sharing the skins of an unkilled bear - there is no plane yet
  5. shura7782
    shura7782 27 December 2017 08: 35 New
    0
    I recall that in our aviation security there was one side of the AN 26 with a fuel tank in the cargo compartment of a very impressive size. The plane could hang in the air for about 8 hours. So for IL 114 version of the scout can place a fuel tank in the cabin too.