“Concern radio-Electronic technology” (KRET, part of rostec state Corporation) creates airborne defense system for a new light military transport aircraft Il-112V, which will protect the machine from all kinds of rockets of a class “earth-air” and “air-air”. It is reported TASS with reference to the Advisor to the first Deputy of the General Director of concern Vladimir Mikheev.
“Today the ongoing development work involves not just the adaptation for the Il-112V existing systems, and creation on their basis of a new modification on-Board defense system that will be effective against all future threats at least until 2025,” – said Mikheyev.
According to him, the new system will include solutions developed in the framework of the creation of one of Russia’s most efficient systems for individual protection of aircraft “Vitebsk” and its export version “the President”. “KRET specialists make every effort to create a highly efficient on-Board defense system capable of ensuring reliable protection of the new aircraft from aviation and anti-aircraft missiles with different guidance systems: laser, optical and radar,” – concluded the Agency interlocutor.
As reported in the press service of the concern, it is planned that the Russian army will start receiving new military transport aircraft from 2019.
Easy Il-112V with a loading capacity of 6 tons is created to replace the aircraft An-24 and An-26. The military must receive 62 of the new machine. The aircraft is designed for transportation and air landing lung samples weapons and military equipment, cargo and personnel. Previously Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that the first flight of this plane must be held no later than July 2017.