Russia to test modernized anti-submarine aircraft

MOSCOW, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Russia’s Northern Fleet will test a modernized anti-submarine aircraft, the Il-38N, which could be used in the Arctic region, a military official said Sunday.

“The plane has been enhanced with new generation detachable hydroacoustic and magnetic beacons that surpass their Western counterparts in a range of ways,” the RIA Novosti news agency quoted the fleet’s spokesman, Vadim Serga, as saying. Continue reading