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In 2019 the Russian military will have modernized Il-22M11 that because of the abundance of modern equipment, the pilots called “airplane star wars”, according to “Izvestia”.
After completion of all work the machine will be a multi-purpose flying command post, allowing real-time control of ground, air and space forces.
Each Il-22M11 will receive an updated electronic filling and a relay host that is integrated with air and ground automated control systems. Upgrading will not affect the airframe of the Il-22M11, a resource which once again will be extended.
The first will be upgraded Il-22M11 tail number RF-9441, has committed its first flight in 1982. Only modernization will undergo five cars. Work is planned until 2021. The total cost will exceed 1.6 billion rubles.
Currently, only Russia and the United States have “doomsday planes”. The most famous of these American cars are considered as the Boeing E-4B, based on the Boeing 747.
In July, chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski said that the upgraded electronic warfare aircraft Il-22ПП (“jammer and associated intelligence”) with a new system “Porobic” is able to suppress satellite data of the opponent is necessary for “accuracy of determining the position in height of the object.”
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