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The first modernized Tu-22М3М continues factory tests

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Flight tests of the first model of the upgraded Tu-22M3M bomber-bomber are in full swing, by the end of this month the aircraft had already completed 18 successful flights. This was reported by TASS with reference to a source in the military-industrial complex.




According to the agency, the first model of the upgraded missile carrier Tu-22М3М continues the cycle of factory tests, at the moment it has already made 18 successful flights at different times of day and in different weathers. By the end of this year, the aircraft will take off several more times in the framework of this test phase. In addition, the second prototype Tu-22М3М may also join it.

To date, the Tu-22M3M has made 18 flights during factory flight tests

- the agency leads the words of the source.

According to available information, in the case of further Tu-22М3М flights passing normally, state tests of the modernized aircraft will begin at the end of next year. They will be held at the Akhtubinsk aerodrome of the 929 State Flight Test Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Serial production, according to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, should start in 2021 year.

Recall that the Tupolev Design Bureau is working on the complete modernization of the Tu-22М3 bomber-rocket carrier to the level of the Tu-22М3М. The modernized aircraft made its first flight at the end of December last year.

As previously reported, during the modernization, the Tu-22М3М bomber receives new digital on-board radio electronics based on the Russian element base, new navigation and sighting equipment, communications equipment and electronic warfare. A new engine and fuel automation system is installed on the aircraft. Engines are being replaced with new NK-32-02 from Samara PJSC Kuznetsov. Significantly improved cab ergonomics. Many aircraft systems are unified with the Tu-160M. The new version of the aircraft can carry X-32 cruise missiles and hypersonic missiles.

This summer, data appeared that the upgraded Tu-22M3M was able to refuel in the air, increasing the combat radius (with refueling) to 8 thousand kilometers.
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  1. Civil
    Civil 25 October 2019 14: 07
    +6
    That's all in this story perfectly - and modernization, and unification, and even more so new engines.
    1. Genry
      Genry 25 October 2019 15: 08
      +1
      Quote: Civil
      fine - and modernization, and unification, and even more so new engines.

      And in it the crew was reduced from 4 to 2.
      https://vvs.moscow/lenta/2/
      1. NKT
        NKT 25 October 2019 15: 55
        0
        In the USSR, there was a project "small Tu-160", where, in addition to the NK-32 engines, they wanted to install new avionics with a crew reduction of up to 2 people. They even made a flying laboratory Tu-22M4.
    2. Breard
      Breard 26 October 2019 18: 08
      0
      Hmm "everything in this story is wonderful"
      ... cool!! FIRST Russian ... modernized ... to the level of almost "today!" URRRYA!
      how much it was necessary to kill the SOVIET school - science, pilot production, aviation industry .. military aviation, that after the first flight on June 21, 1958 !!!! and release in the Soviet Union!
      For more than 25 years, hmm Russia at the level of technology, materials ... not Soviet - the 2000s were NOT ABLE to produce - NOT ONE NEW PLANE! ... not just NEW, but just build ... what the Soviet built!
      This suggests impotence in this area .... hmm, along the way, we will soon, as in markets and shops, all Chinese ... and military aircraft we will buy in China.
      It's just that this "non-ability" from quantity has already passed into quality ... practically NO science, savagery of education ... production is killed .. - it is not reversible.
      (Eeeeeh for that now .. "patriots" are running around ... and throwing minuses! - it's so simple! When there is nothing to answer .... or they begin to "explain" - that I'm certainly not right! fellow )
      1. KCA
        KCA 28 October 2019 04: 20
        0
        Actually, the TU-22M3 is a completely different plane, not the TU-22, it has everything else, for example, the TU-22 has a swept wing, Tupolev left the name TU-22M, M2, M3, because they did not allocate money for the development of a new aircraft, but please do not like the initial TU-22 for the modernization of both Tupolev and the pilots
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 25 October 2019 14: 09
    +2
    This summer, data appeared that the upgraded Tu-22M3M was able to refuel in the air, increasing the combat radius (with refueling) to 8 thousand kilometers.
    Finally, they did what they originally planned for the plane. A refueling system in the air. We saw an irrelevant contract with the Americans where we removed this system from these planes at the time. Who knows what kind of contract it was?
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 25 October 2019 14: 31
      0
      START-3. But it is still relevant. At least until 2021, unless it is extended, of course, in the same year.
    2. Zhan
      Zhan 25 October 2019 14: 37
      +2
      Refueling rods from the Tu-22 long-range bomber were removed after the signing of the strategic arms limitation treaty between Moscow and Washington in 1979.
      When the contract was signed, the American side insisted that the bar be removed. The bar was removed, the pipelines were removed. Now I had to urgently restore it. Now he will fly with refueling for more than five hours definitely. Seven, eight, or ten o’clock.
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 October 2019 15: 22
        -1
        Quote: Zhan
        The bar was removed, the pipelines were removed.

        Pipelines were removed (possibly) only from the boom to the point of docking with the centralized ground refueling system, and there is a small (as far as I know by analogy even with Tu-95, and Tu-22m3 much less) distance. And, as I imagine it, the place of attachment of these pipelines has not gone away. What is worth laying pipes in long-marked places?
      2. NKT
        NKT 25 October 2019 16: 02
        +1
        In addition, we pledged not to produce Tu-22M more than 30 units per year and not to place them at Arctic airfields.
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 25 October 2019 14: 54
      +2
      Quote: Observer2014
      Looks like it was not a relevant agreement with the Americans where ours removed this system from these aircraft at one time.

      As far as I know, the entire fueling system has remained in place, it is combined with fueling on the ground. Only the refueling bar was removed. I think that returning it to its place is not particularly difficult.
      1. Rostislav Prokopenko
        Rostislav Prokopenko 25 October 2019 16: 55
        +3
        My grandfather worked at "Leninets" in the reception area, he told me so. Delov were there for a couple of days throughout the USSR Air Force to put everything back.
  3. tlauicol
    tlauicol 25 October 2019 14: 10
    +2
    Serial production, according to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, should start in 2021
    mass production or modernization of 30 old boards?
    1. vic02
      vic02 25 October 2019 14: 21
      +3
      Officials of the Ministry of Defense formulate evasively, for example, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko: "Of course, the serial production of Tu-22M3M will be soon. We will wait for the first flight, the implementation of development work, then a decision will be made on serial deliveries... Installation of new equipment and aircraft systems will improve the accuracy of navigation, the level of automation of aircraft control, as well as simplify its maintenance and pre-flight preparation "https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2018/12/28/12112483.shtml
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 25 October 2019 14: 12
    +1
    Tu-22M3M bomber receives new digital on-board radio electronics based on Russian components, new navigation and sighting equipment, communications and electronic warfare. A new engine and fuel automatic control system is installed on the aircraft. The engines are being replaced with new NK-32-02 engines from the Samara PJSC Kuznetsov. The ergonomics of the cab have been significantly improved. Many aircraft systems are unified with the Tu-160M. The new version of the aircraft can carry X-32 cruise missiles and hypersonic missiles.

    This summer, data appeared that the upgraded Tu-22M3M was able to refuel in the air, increasing the combat radius (with refueling) to 8 thousand kilometers.

    It's great that I got a new one. Really deep modernization
  5. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 25 October 2019 14: 15
    +3
    The last few days at the airport of the 22nd plant constantly there is a roar of engines. I hope they will hand over something in the near future.
  6. Piramidon
    Piramidon 25 October 2019 14: 43
    +2
    Tu-22M3M receives a new digital on-board electronics on the Russian element base

    Most pleased.
    1. pavelty
      pavelty 25 October 2019 14: 47
      +2
      All this pleases, of course. The only thing I don’t understand: what kind of airframe resource ???
      1. Genry
        Genry 25 October 2019 15: 05
        +2
        Quote: pavlentiy
        The only thing I don’t understand: what kind of airframe resource ???

        Modern aircraft do not have a limited airframe resource. The service life is extended individually "as" for 10 years.
      2. NKT
        NKT 25 October 2019 16: 13
        +3
        The only thing I don’t understand: what kind of airframe resource ???

        Tu-22M3 has a glider resource of 25 years. The first Tu-22 had 7 years of operation or 1000 landings.

        KAZ periodically extends the resource. Here from their site infa:

        6. A set of works was carried out to determine the strength and durability characteristics of the Tu-22M3 airframe No. 5303.
        7. A study was made of the technical condition of Tu-22M3 airplanes manufactured in 1982-1983, which underwent the first repair, in order to determine the possibility of extending the designated service life by one year for more than 25 years.[i] [/ i]
        8. A study of the technical condition of Tu-22M3 aircraft produced in 1988-1991 was carried out. in order to determine the possibility of establishing a service life until the first repair of 20 years.
      3. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 October 2019 21: 00
        -1
        Quote: pavlentiy
        The only thing I don’t understand: what kind of airframe resource ???

        Not less than 25 years. And then on the analysis of the state.
  7. cheburator
    cheburator 25 October 2019 15: 57
    -4
    We are Russians, God is with us!
  8. Mihail2019
    Mihail2019 25 October 2019 16: 11
    +1
    "In the summer of this year, there was evidence that the modernized Tu-22M3M was able to refuel in the air, increasing the combat radius (with refueling) to 8 thousand kilometers."
    Yes, yes, the very "hump" on the nose !!
    Finally, they returned to their place what stood at the "birth"!
    And rightly so!
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 October 2019 16: 16
    0
    Krasava plane, he would have an automatic approach system in SMU, when no horseradish is visible from the cockpit.
  10. Old Horseradish
    Old Horseradish 25 October 2019 16: 42
    -7
    Yeah, the laws of physics and aging of materials have already been canceled. Does he have an eternal body or something? They invented the word "modernization" instead of building new aircraft. Well, yes, "optimization", "modernization", "reformation". And as a result, tint of the remnants of the Soviet heritage.
    1. quote
      quote 26 October 2019 12: 36
      -2
      Brush away a tear.
  11. bars1
    bars1 25 October 2019 16: 50
    +2
    Quote: Tlauicol
    mass production or modernization of 30 old boards?

    Modernization of the old.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 25 October 2019 19: 14
    0
    It is time to not only upgrade the Tu-22, but also to announce the construction of the Tu-32/42/52
  13. Kaw
    Kaw 25 October 2019 21: 25
    +3
    NK-32 on the plane, it seems, will not put. On the Tu-22m4, on which the NK-32 was really going to put, there were air intakes of a different shape.
    1. Kaw
      Kaw 25 October 2019 21: 32
      +2
      The first photo of M3M - three rows of holes in the air intake
      The second photo is experimental M4 - four rows.
      Apparently the NK-32 needed more air.

  14. Maxwrx
    Maxwrx 25 October 2019 23: 51
    0
    In fact, the most needed aircraft for our army
    Range 6800, combat 2400 new missiles have a range of 5000 km. Those. in fact, he can bomb the United States, and generally without problems of all neighbors
    Given the new missiles, the same Tu-160s have an excess radius. Cost at times more expensive, the cost of a flight hour at times. I don’t understand why they began to make them of a new building, it would be better if we would have done a deeper modernization 22, or we would really have bought refuellers. And cheaper and more efficient.
  15. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 October 2019 14: 41
    0
    Most likely he does not need supersonic with suspensions.