Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ukrainian Air Force receives refurbed reconnaissance aircraft

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Ukraine’s state-owned defence industrial group Ukroboronprom has announced that SE “Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant “NARP” transferred repaired reconnaissance aircraft Su-24MR to Ukrainian Air Force ahead of the schedule.

Plant specialists carried out a medium repair of the aircraft, having checked all of its nodes and components, having repaired/replaced those. After that, Su-24MR was successfully tested in the presence of representatives of the Ukrainian Air Force and was adopted by Ukrainian pilots.

Su-24MR performed a flight to its main base and has already strengthened the defense capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


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More: Ukraine to upgrade heavy tactical reconnaissance aircraft

Su-24MR is a supersonic reconnaissance aircraft that can conduct deep reconnaissance up to 400 km from the front line. For this purpose, it is equipped with sideways looking radar, allowing to track ground targets, including enemy fortifications and equipment, using sensitive high-resolution cameras, radio detection systems and infrared sensors to detect camouflaged objects.

More: Japan’s fighter jets intercept Russian tactical reconnaissance aircraft

In addition, SE “Mykolayiv Aircraft Repair Plant “NARP”, in cooperation with other UOP enterprises, is currently working on Su-24MR modernization, to equip it with a new avionics, communications systems and surveillance equipment.

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