1 Jun 2019 20:04

Russia creating airborne command control center based on Mi-38 helicopter

MOSCOW. June 1 (Interfax) - A new airborne command control center is to be created on the basis of the Mil Mi-38 helicopter, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said.

"The Polyot research and Production Company has proved itself as a supplier of reliable airborne systems for ensuring communication at various levels. This year, together with Polyot, we are planning to start a new project to create an airborne command-and-control center based on the Mi-38 helicopter," Krivoruchko told journalists during a visit to the Polyot facilities on Friday.

Polyot is ahead of schedule for delivering various radio systems for the Defense Ministry and currently upgrading onboard avionics for the airborne command control center Ilyushin Il-22M11 and the airborne radio relay Tupolev Tu-142MR, he said.