The fifth and last modernised Il-38N Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the first batch just before its delivery to the Russian Navy. Picture: Nikolai Savinykh
The first batch (upgrade of 5 Il-38 to Il-38N) is now complete as the fifth Il-38N (tail number 78) was just delivered to the Pacific fleet. The plane is about to enter service with the Russian Navy.
A few weeks ago, Russian Defence Ministry announced it will order the upgrade of the entire fleet of Ilyushin Il-38 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
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