Russia’s Reborn Il-114 Transport Aircraft Eyed For Specialized Military Roles

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Various Russian electronic warfare and maritime patrol aircraft need replacing, and the Il-114-300 might fit the bill. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation today completed a successful first flight of the new Ilyushin Il-114-300 turboprop aircraft. Although billed primarily as a regional passenger transport, it’s anticipated that the platform could eventually serve as the basis for a variety of military special-mission aircraft, superseding a number of Cold War-era types now in service with the Russian military, including aging electronic warfare and maritime patrol platforms.

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