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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Upgraded Anti-Submarine Planes Enter Russia's Pacific Fleet

Il-38N MayRussia’s modernized anti-submarine warfare planes have entered into service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet, the aircraft’s developer announced Wednesday.

"The Il-38N anti-submarine planes [NATO reporting name May] upgraded by the Ilyushin Aviation Complex has entered service with the Naval Aviation of the Russian Pacific Fleet," the developer’s press service said in a statement.

The Ilyushin Aviation Complex, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, said pilots in two of the Naval Aviation’s airbases have successfully retrained for the overhauled aircraft and began flights from home airfields.

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