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  • 20 January, 2023

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IL-38 Aircraft

IL-38 Aircraft

  • Indian Navy's IL-38 Aircraft will take part in the 74th Republic Day celebrations at the Kartavya Path for the first time and perhaps the last time.
  • It will be among the 50 aircraft including 9 Rafales of the Indian Air Force- will take part in the event.

What is an IL-38 Aircraft?

  • IL-38 is a maritime reconnaissance aircraft that was commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1977 and remained a formidable air asset throughout its service life for nearly 44 years.
  • It was with the induction of IL 38 aircraft that the Navy moved into the arena of airborne Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) combined with long-range anti-submarine search and strike, anti-shipping strike, electronic signal intelligence and distant SAR.
  • The IL 38 is an all-weather aircraft with a huge operational range and a high endurance. having flown for about 10,000 hours in total.

Source: The Indian Express

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