New platform to replace IL-38 and IL-20 aircraft to be introduced by 2020

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The new unified platform to replace the IL-38 and IL-20 aircraft in the interests of naval aviation of the Russian Navy will be introduced by 2020, chief of the Russian Naval Aviation, Major-General Igor Kozhin told reporters on Tuesday.

“The platform is now being selected. By 2020 it will be introduced, there will be a unified structure”, – said Kozhin, answering journalists’ questions about the date of the new platform introduction.

According to the chief of the naval aviation, the unified platform, created to replace the Il-38, as well as other anti-submarine aircraft, will be completely new and will replace all existing patrol aircraft.


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