Il-22PP Porubschik electronic countermeasures plane

Within the OKR “Porubschik” program frame, the Russian Defense Ministry, signed in 2009 a contract with “Myashitsev” bureau, for the modernization and development of jamming technology airplanes based on the Il-22 (control and command airplane).

Ilyushin Il-18 Medium-range transport aircraft


The Il-18 (Western designation Coot) first flew in 1957 and was produced in large numbers for civilian operators. Its production commenced in 1959. This aircraft was a milestone in development of Soviet commercial aviation. Its performance, capacity and reliability made it an obvious choice for adaptation of redundant airframes for military roles. These militarized versions were used by the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Naval Aviation. Both civil and militarized versions of the Il-18 have been exported to a number of Soviet allies and countries where the Soviet influence has spread, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Vietnam and Yugoslavia. In some countries the Il-18 it was used as a government, presidential or VIP transport.

Currently a single Il-18 is still used by North Korean Air Force. Versions of this aircraft, such as Il-20 or Il-38 are used by the Russian military.

The Il-18T is a military transport aircraft. It was used to carry troops, vehicles, cargo and evacuate casualties. However there was also a commercial airliner with the same designation.

The Il-18 can carry a maximum load of about 13 500 kg. Range with maximum payload is 3 700 km.

The Il-18 is powered by four Ivchenko AI-20M turboprop engines, developing 4 250 hp each.

There were numerous variants of the Il-18. Only military variants are listed below.

Entered service ?
Crew 9 men
Dimensions and weight
Length ~ 36 m
Wing span ~ 37 m
Height ~ 10 m
Weight (empty) ~ 35 t
Weight (maximum take off) ~ 64 t
Engines and performance
Engines 4 x Ivchenko AI-20M turboprop engines
Engine power 4 x 4 250 hp
Maximum speed 675 km/h
Cruising speed 625 km/h
Service ceiling 11.8 km
Range (with 6 500 kg payload) 6 500 km
Range (with maximum payload) 3 700 km
Ferry range ?
Maximum payload 13.5 t
Troops 65 – 120 men
Cargo compartment dimensions ?


In 2011 the first modified plane was delivered for initial tests with serial number RA-75903.

il22pp-1Serial number RA-75903

Obviously this is a pre-production plane and according to the bureau’s schedule, the first production plane will be delivered within 2013, while two more in 2014.

Besides that, the bureau also performs other tasks on Il-22, like the development of maintenance equipment infrastructure, supervision and evaluation of the overall condition ofthe aircrafts, information bulletins for the prolonging of the structural and service life of the plane and its systems.



The Russian Air Force Il-22PP Porubschik is an electronic warfare (EW) aircraft capable of suppressing state-of-the-art air defense systems such as the Patriot. The aircraft is capable of disabling the most modern EW systems mounted on aircraft, air defenses and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) started the development of the Il-22PP in the late 2000s based upon the Il-18 passenger airliner. The first Il-22PP aircraft prototype complete state trials in October 2016 and is expected to enter service with the Russian Air Force before the end of 2017. Source

Russia receives first Il-22PP Porubschik electronic countermeasures planes

The new machines will be able to selectively turn off the electronics of enemy airplanes and drones, as well as ground-based air defense systems. However, the planes carrying the jamming equipment are far from cutting-edge – the Ilyushin Il-22PP was built in the 1970s.

“The new equipment is capable of ‘blinding’ Airborne Early Warning and Control System [AWACS] aircraft,” a source in the military-industrial complex told RBTH. “In addition to these, the Il-22PP Porubshchik effectively counteracts Patriot air defense systems.”

According to the designers, the new Il-22PP Porubshchik can selectively disable enemy equipment using powerful interference while obstructing similar enemy means of electronic warfare.

“Before the electronic interference system starts, the plane scans radio signals in the area of its activity,” RBTH’s source said. “After the detection of frequencies on which enemy aircraft work, the aircraft’s operator switches on interference in the desired range.” Source


Russia about to receive three Il-22PP electronic warfare aircraft

Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive three Ilyushin Il-22PP electronic countermeasures planes with the advanced Porubshchik electronic warfare and reconnaissance system in the imminent future, Managing Director of the Experimental Machine-Building Plant Alexander Gorbunov said.

The Experimental Machine-Building Plant is the producer of the Il-22PP plane.

“A prototype Il-22PP plane has passed state trials. Recommendations have been made to accept the plane for operation with Russia’s Aerospace Force,” Gorbunov said on the single military hardware acceptance day.

“Russia’s Defense Ministry will receive another two Il-22PP planes in November 2016,” he added.

According to the managing director, the Il-22PP aircraft can counter airborne warning and control system planes, air defense systems and manned and unmanned aircraft.

“The system features frequency selectivity. It does not jam friendly radio electronic systems,” Gorbunov said.

The Il-22PP is an upgraded variant of the Il-20 Coot, which is itself a military version of the Il-18 passenger airplane. It features i.e. an electronic warfare system from R&D Porubshchik. Equipment “Porubschika” operates in the passive search mode, and after the detection of the target sets the direction of interference. Features of the complex allow the radio to drown out a dot of the enemy in a narrow range, without interfering with their radio equipment using the adjacent frequency. Russian Aviaton » Thursday October 27, 2016 – Source


While the Il-22PP retains the airframe and power plant of the Il-22, it has four large fairings located symmetrically on both sides of the fuselage. These contain antennas of the L-415 electronic countermeasures (ECM) system made by the KNIRTI institute of Kaluga. Another antenna is fitted to the tail, while a further antenna is located under the fuselage. A fixed pod beneath the fuselage contains 16 32-round 26 mm UV-26M chaff/flare launchers for self defence; two more 14-round 50 mm (2-inch) launchers are built into the under-fuselage. The aircraft has a livery resembling that of the civilian Aeroflot airline, although it carried the inscription ‘Russia Air Force’ and the red star marking. It also has the inscription ‘Il-18’ on the nose.

According to the Myasishchev design bureau, which is responsible for the conversion, “the airplane is intended for detection and suppression of state-of-the-art secretive and jam-proof systems of combat control of various functions”. These are “radars, guidance channels of surface-to-air missile systems, mid-course flight path correction channels of cruise missiles, as well as tactical data exchange networks such as Link 16. Source

Flare dispenser «Adros» KUV 26-50E


«Adros» KUV 26-50E flare dispenser is intended for locating and dispensing 26mm and 50mm caliber flares and chaffs. Flare dispensing is conducted by the special programs to create hard jamming situation for missiles with infrared homing heads as “Stinger”, “Igla”, “Igla-1″, R-60М, R-73, “Sidewinder” and other.

Flare dispensing laws are developed for particular aircraft.

Activated flares provide false information about target location for missile approaching to protected aircraft.

«Adros» KUV 26-50E flare dispenser can be applied on all flight stages in manual or automatic (joint with missile warning system) mode.



OKB Illyshin
Air recognition and radio jamming airplane
2+5 (system operator)
Power h.p
4 x 4.252
Length, m
Height, m
Wing span, m
Wing area, m2
– Empty aircraft, kg
– Normal take-off, kg
– Internal fuel, kg
Maximum take-off, kg
Maximum speed, km/h
Cruising speed, km/h
Service ceiling, m
Range, km
Combat range, km

Ivchenko TVD AI-20M


АI-20К АI-20M АI-20D series 4 АI-20D series 5 АI-20D series 5M
Takeoff power rating (H=0, М=0, ISA)
Equivalent power, ehp 4,000 4,250 5,180 5,180 4,750
Specific fuel consumption, kg/h/ehp 0.27 0.239 0.227 0.227 0.24
Cruise power rating (H=8,000m, М=0.57)
Equivalent power, ehp 2,940 2,700 2,725 2,725 2,725
Specific fuel consumption, kg/h/ehp 0.21 0.197 0.199 0.199 0.199
Dimensions, mm 3,096 x 842 x 1,080
Dry weight, kg 1,080 1,040 1,040 1,040 1,040
Assigned service life, h 20,000 22,000 6,000 6,000 20,000
Applicability ll-18V An-12D
An-32 An-32B-200



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Updated Aug 09, 2018

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