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Experimental design work (OKR) for modernization of airborne command post (BCP)-based Il-80 and Il-82 is completed, RIA Novosti reported statement by the Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko, who visited scientific-production enterprise (NPP) “Polyot” (Nizhny Novgorod).
“Now we have started modernization of the CPSU on the basis of the Il-80 and Il-82. The company is a leading developer of on-Board communication and management and has successfully completed development work on its modernization,” — said the official.
According to him, the air control center is also planned to create on the basis of the Mi-38.
Earlier in may, Krivoruchko said that the fifth generation fighter, the su-57 can actively serve 30-40 years.
The Il-80, called the plane the “judgment day”, created on the basis of the passenger liner Il-86 and is designed to provide control of the Armed forces of Russia in the conditions of nuclear war. Similar to the CPSU Il-82 is built on the basis of transport aircraft Il-76.
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