Two enterprises were engaged in the transformation of the first two aircraft: the Pushkin 20-th Aviation Repair Plant and the Moscow VM Myasishchev Experimental Machine-Building Plant. Last year, both aircraft after the implementation of the first stage of work were sent to Zhukovsky. There, on the base, the installation of the “Novella-P-38” PPS, manufactured at the Leninets OJSC plant, was carried out. Thus, it can be assumed that the modernization of the first aircraft was successfully completed.
Previously Aviation Complex. Ilyushin has already been converted two military aircraft Il-38N. The first of them was tested in 2001. As for the second aircraft, after modernization in 2009, it was used in the State Testing Program, and in the spring of 2012 it was transferred to the Northern Aviation fleet.
It is worth noting that in the last month of this year, the head of the Aviation Complex named. Ilyushin - General Designer Viktor Livanov made a statement that before 2020, they plan to retool for the Russian Ministry of Defense a total of about thirty IL-38 airplanes according to the IL-38Н variant.