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Il-38N  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 15 July 2014
Maiden Flight: March 2012
Total Production: 28
Also Known As: Il-38SD
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Ilyushin Aviaton Complex
Parent System: Il-38
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1967
Maiden Flight: 28 September 1961
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Il-22PP Porubschik and Il-38
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Description: The Ilyushin Il-38, May NATO name, is an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft derived from the stretched fuselage of the Il-18 turboprop airliner which first flew in 1957. The first fly of the militarized Il-38 occurred on September 28, 1961 and the aircraft was fully operational with the Soviet Navy by 1967. It is powered by four AI-20M turboprop engines driving four-blade propellers. Each engine is rated at 4,190-shp of power. The Il-38 was deployed by the Soviet Union and exported to India in the 1970s. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Il-38 aircraft were split among Community of Independent States (CIS) members primarily Russia and Ukraine. In 2010 the Il-38 along with the Tu-142 remain the backbone maritime patrol capability of Russia and India. The Il-114MP maritime patrol aircraft is a potential replacement for the Il-38.

The Ilyushin Il-38N is an upgraded, more capable version of the Russian Navy's Il-38 anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The new version is also capable of carrying out electronic intelligence (ELINT) missions. Besides, these aircraft can be used for mapping the magnetic and gravitational fields of the Northern Ice sea, and also for conducting scientific oceanographic research and underwater and air reconnaissance. The Il-38N is fitted with the Novella sensor package which dramatically expands the combat capabilities of the aircraft against underwater, surface and airborne targets. The new sensor includes radar, high resolution thermal imaging system, a magnetic anomaly detection system, an electro-optical detection system (including laser, TV and thermal channels), gravitational anomaly detector and other equipment. The radar has a maximum detection range of 320 kilometers. According to the Russian Navy's public statements the majority of surviving Il-38 aircraft will be upgraded to the Il-38N configuration. The first Il-38N aircraft was introduced into service by the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet in early March 2012. The Indian Navy ordered the upgrade of five aircraft to the Il-38SD standard in 2001 with deliveries between 2006 and 2010.

Il-38N Specifications

Crew: 9
Number of Engines: 4
Propeller Blades: 4
Area
Wing Area: 140 square meter (1,507 square foot)
Dimensions
Height: 10.2 meter (33.4 foot)
Length: 36.9 meter (121 foot)
Wingspan: 37.4 meter (123 foot)
Performance
Max Range: 7,200 kilometer (3,888 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 16,760 shp (12,503 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 610 kph (379 mph)
Economical Speed: 400 kph
Top Speed at High Altitude: 722 kph (390 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 12 hour (0.50 day)
Weight
Empty Weight: 36,000 kilogram (79,365 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 63,500 kilogram (139,991 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Il-38N News

There are 6 news between
5 Mar 2012 and 9 Feb 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017Indian Navy Il-38SD Maritime Patrol Aircraft Successfully Test Fires Kh-35 Anti-Ship Missile
Tuesday, January 31, 2017Russian Navy To Upgrade 30 Il-38 to Il-38N by 2025
Thursday, January 14, 2016Russian Navy to Deploy 28 Il-38N ASW Aircraft by 2020
Tuesday, July 15, 2014Russian Navy Takes Delivery of First Modernized Il-38N ASW Aircraft
Sunday, January 5, 2014Russian Pilots to Train in Enhanced Il-38N Aircraft in 2014
Monday, March 5, 2012Russian Navy Takes Delivery of Modernized Il-38N Anti-Submarine Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Russia28
YearHoldings
202528Russian Navy Il-38N
202028Russian Navy Il-38N
201410Russian Navy Il-38N

Grand Total 332
Defensive Weapons
Zagon-2
Offensive Weapons
Kh-35U
Kh-35UE
Propulsion Systems
AI-20Mx4
Sensor Systems
Novellax1
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