All the Tu-142 aircraft operated by Russian navy will be upgraded by 2020

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Over the next 4 or 5 years the fleet of long-range anti-submarine Tu-142 aircraft operated by Russian navy will be upgraded, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a source close to the aircraft industry. Today the navy operates over 20 Tu-142 aircraft.

“The Tu-142’s avionics suite will be upgraded. The anti-submarine equipment, navigation and weapon control systems will also be upgraded,” the source said.

According to him, one of the key participants of the project is Zaslon Company (Former NTTs Leninets Plant), which already has experience in upgrading weapon control systems aimed at expanding an aircraft’s capabilities.

In general three companies will be involved in this project: Beriev Aircraft Company, Radar-MMS and Zaslon.

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