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Russia Looking for New Blood

Russia Looking for New Blood 29 August, 2019

Russia is looking for new anti-submarine aircraft. The Russian Ministry of Defence has initiated a search for a new anti-submarine aircraft to replace the Il-38 and Tu-142. "The Ministry of Defence recently set the task for developers to prepare proposals for the creation of a new patrol aircraft based on existing models. This year, I believe, a fundamental choice will be made," Denis Manturov, the head of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, told Interfax. He noted that the issue of deep modernization of long-range Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft is also being studied.

"Currently, the possibility of creating an anti-submarine aircraft on the platform of existing IL-type aircraft is being investigated on an initiative basis. The topic of developing a completely new type of aircraft is also being worked out," Interfax said.

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