The sudden relocation of a rare "air radar" to the Khmeimim air base. Time-tested help


Undoubtedly, the information on the recent operational redeployment of one of the two strategic optical-electronic, radar and radio reconnaissance aircraft Tu-214R (board RF-64514) from the Chkalovsky joint-air militarized airfield near Moscow to the Russian aerospace base in the Khmeimim SAR can be extremely useful serious food for thought to military experts and competent observers who monitor and forecast scenarios of the development of the operational-tactical situation in the "big Idlib", as well as in the catch bank of the Euphrates.


And this is not surprising, because the first reconnaissance flights of this aircraft (a more perfect analogue of the American strategic radar reconnaissance aircraft E-8C "J-STARS") in the vicinity of the Donbass and over the Syrian military theaters coincided with well-known operational-tactical events taking place in the areas mentioned above "Hot spots" in December 2015 - February 2016.

Aircraft of integrated radar, radio engineering and optoelectronic reconnaissance Tu-214R is the main informational aid on the theater


In particular, in the first case, the Tu-214R reconnaissance flight along the Russian-Ukrainian border, as well as the state border between Russia and LDN, recorded on the Flightradar24 online monitoring portal for regional and global air traffic on December 21, 2015, was carried out on the eve of the announcement of the Trilateral Contact a group to resolve the situation in the Donbass of the next ceasefire, which entered into force on December 23. Considering the fact that the RA-64514 airborne route ran only 30–40 km from the air borders of the Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics, as well as the “non-blocking” one, it is not difficult to conclude that the main purpose of this flight was to test the multi-band radar complex RTOs -411 and the integrated multispectral (IR / TV / low-level channels) optical-electronic complex "Fraction" with simultaneous monitoring of the contact line for the transfer of additional artillery units with axle boxes to the APU artillery howitzers and self-propelled guns with guns of prohibited calibers.

Moreover, the operators of the MRK-411 and Fraction complexes were able to observe the regrouping of motorized rifle units and armored “fists” as part of the 93rd and 72nd mechanized brigades, as well as the 36th separate naval infantry brigade and the Azov regiment, operating in the Donetsk and Novoazovsk operational areas, which ultimately made it possible to assess the degree of threat to the fortified areas of the 1st Slavic brigade, the 9th Mariupol-Khingan separate motorized rifle regiment and other units of the 1st army corps of the DPR Armed Forces, covering the Telm An Isthmus of the Isthmus ”and other strategically important sectors with a small operational depth of the rear zones, etc.

The need to transfer the Tu-214R to the Khmeimim airbase on February 15, 2016 was due to the most difficult operational-tactical situation that developed simultaneously in several parts of the Syrian theater of military operations. At this time, units of the 4th Mechanized Division of the Syrian Arab Army, the National Defense Forces, the elite volunteer brigade Al-Quds, the Golan Regiment, the Desert Hawks brigade, and also the Kurdish Athenian units regrouping for the purpose of offensive throws at El “Babskiy bridgehead”, Azaz, Et-Tabka airbase, “de-escalation triangle” “Dara-Es-Suweida-Kuneitra” and on Palmyra, needed to continuously provide accurate and reliable information about the tactical situation (including not only enemy strongholds, but also mobile armored vehicles, as well as underground infrastructure) in several operational directions at once. To cope with a similar range of tasks tasks could only Tu-214R.

The multi-band radar / radio complex MPK-411, located on its board, represented by multi-element active phased antenna arrays, is capable of operating in synthesized aperture (SAR), reverse synthesized aperture (ISAR) modes, as well as GMTI / T (“Ground Moving Target / Track” ) in almost any meteorological conditions, perfectly complementing the Fraction optical-electronic complex. The first two modes, differing in centimeter X-range and resolution of about 1-2 m, provide not only classification, but also identification of small surface (ground / surface) objects due to the formation of a filigree accurate "radar image" of the scanned surface area with the construction of a detailed layout of the detected goals, including EPR and the silhouette of each object. GMTI mode provides direction finding and tracking of single and group mobile ground targets in both normal and adverse weather conditions (fog, rain, sandstorm, etc.) at a distance of 150-200 km.

The unique distinguishing feature of the MRK-411 radar / radio complex (unlike the AN / APY-3 radar of the E-8C “J-STARS” aircraft) is its ability to operate at lower frequencies, providing the implementation of subsurface radar mode, which allows detecting the enemy’s underground infrastructure on a few tens of kilometers away. It is logical to assume that the next redeployment of the RF-64514 board to the Khmeimim airbase will be a fundamental aid for the Syrian army to the final stage of the liberation of the long-suffering "Idlib adder."
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  1. Dr. Hub 30 January 2020 06: 01 New
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    We are following the news. Apparently, something interesting will soon be heard and see
    1. WILL 30 January 2020 06: 21 New
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      Erdogan landed his group in Libya, so - it looks like Kirdyk to Syrian Barmaley! good
      Two military operations - the undersultan will not master!
      Destroy this gadyushnik, preferably with minimal losses.
      Our VKS - Work excellently on retreating fighters ... already the screech is among the advocates of "crap".
    2. 1959ain 30 January 2020 07: 42 New
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      His Syrians will soon bring down again, they know how
      1. Andrey Mikhaylov 31 January 2020 09: 34 New
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        vyser is not protected
      2. Chaldon48 3 February 2020 13: 56 New
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        Such aircraft do not fly without protection.
    3. Karaul73 30 January 2020 07: 50 New
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      The main thing is that by mistake the Syrians did not hit him during the next Israeli raid. You need to protect such a car.
      I'm not croaking, dumb somehow.
  2. rocket757 30 January 2020 06: 29 New
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    Aircraft of integrated radar, radio engineering and optoelectronic reconnaissance Tu-214R is the main informational aid on the theater

    To do this, it’s good to have the appropriate unmanned drone ... time, time to do, have!
    The unit is less noticeable in all respects, but efficiency? so make it effective!
    1. Zaurbek 30 January 2020 07: 04 New
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      To do this, you must have an M55 level Geophysics aircraft in an unmanned version. It is entirely possible to make an option based on the IL96. For distant frontiers.
      1. rocket757 30 January 2020 07: 39 New
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        It is quite possible ... you have to wait for the moment when the event will happen!
      2. 1959ain 30 January 2020 07: 52 New
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        Quote: Zaurbek
        To do this, you must have an M55 level Geophysics aircraft in an unmanned version. It is entirely possible to make an option based on the IL96. For distant frontiers.
        It is also used in science. It was the unique capabilities of the aircraft that opened up a long scientific future for him.
        Italy at altitudes of up to 21 km. The main phase of the APE program (Airborn Polar Experiment) - an aviation polar experiment - began with a flight from Rome to Finland. In flight over Germany, Geophysics tried to get a pair of MiG-29 Luftwaffe, and in the sky of Sweden - a pair of Dragons of the Swedish Air Force. However, they could not approach the high-rise. Flights in Finland took place in the Arctic at night in the direction of the islands of Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya, to the shores of Greenland, over the Norwegian mountains at altitudes of 20 - 21 km. Actually, at a latitude of 80╟ at different altitudes, the wind speed was from 0 to 180 km / h, the air temperature was 75 ... - 83╟. The so-called surface waves, which are one of the reasons for the change in the aerosol composition of the atmosphere, including ozone, were studied over the Norwegian mountains.
        1. Zaurbek 30 January 2020 08: 34 New
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          This is a single instance ..... in the USSR they could not or did not have time to build several of them (At least). But I generally write about an unmanned version.
          1. 1959ain 30 January 2020 08: 51 New
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            He flies now they say
          2. dauria 30 January 2020 13: 04 New
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            This is a single instance ..... in the USSR they could not or did not have time to build several of them


            Look at this airplane. 1959 year. Yak-25RV. They say little about him, but neither M-17 nor M-55 ever surpassed him. Undeservedly forgotten.
      3. MoJloT 30 January 2020 09: 25 New
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        To do this, you must have an M55 level Geophysics aircraft in an unmanned version. It is entirely possible to make an option based on the IL96. For distant frontiers.
        To solve this problem, they have long been using geological exploration from artificial satellites, a very accurate thing, will tell you what sizes and at what depth, it is not very clear why the plane should be driven. Can anyone explain?
        1. Zaurbek 30 January 2020 10: 48 New
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          Ask the Americans .... their satellites are more accurate than ours, and the Global Hawk and the E-2 Sentry flies. The plane is always quicker and more accurately reconnaissance and can circle in a certain area and provide information in real time.
          1. MoJloT 30 January 2020 11: 15 New
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            The plane is always quicker and more accurately reconnaissance and can circle in a certain area and provide information in real time.
            Thank. But we are talking about fortifications, here the efficiency does not play a role, and the question is of accuracy, moreover, the centimeter of the left / right is also not important.
            1. Zaurbek 30 January 2020 11: 30 New
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              The closer to the surface, the higher the resolution ..... and there is still a lot of data processed and read by others
    2. Simple 30 January 2020 12: 20 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      and efficiency? so make it effective!


      Here the situation is just the right fit, or rather one of the arguments about the FRG's refusal to acquire the MQ-4 is its lower efficiency in relation to the car with specialists (the latter also fits easily into civilian traffic).
      1. rocket757 30 January 2020 12: 29 New
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        Quote: Simple
        less responsiveness to the machine with specialists

        Cramming a set of analysts into the car ... it is certainly possible, but it is better to process data and make decisions on them in a calm, staff-like environment ... of course, if you do not need to do it right away, right now.
        In short, according to the situation, but the drone is still easier, cheaper ... this is the future that you can’t just brush aside.
        1. Simple 30 January 2020 12: 36 New
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          On the Syrian military site, an unmanned vehicle such as the PQ-4 - will certainly be preferable. but the capabilities of the TU-214R for the PQ-4 spawn, I think, are higher (especially in the capabilities of geolocation).
          1. rocket757 30 January 2020 12: 57 New
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            Strategic intelligence drones, a very curious and clever device, will improve further! To make, operate, all of them are easier, cheaper, as it seems to me.
            1. Simple 30 January 2020 12: 59 New
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              smile

              it will be sometime.
  3. ochakow703 30 January 2020 07: 16 New
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    Good news. We will hone our skills and apply barmaley to cards ... and only then you can hit them efficiently.
  4. knn54 30 January 2020 07: 43 New
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    Apparently a LARGE mess is planned, possibly with the participation of Turkish warriors. The Sultan is in anger, however.
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    1. Aviator_ 30 January 2020 09: 35 New
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      He opened the coordinates of the tunnels and flew away. Barmalei that in 2 weeks old tunnels will fall asleep and dig new ones? This is only if the ancient Sumerians digging the Black Sea help them.
  6. Andrey VOV 30 January 2020 11: 08 New
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    Quote: 1959ain
    His Syrians will soon bring down again, they know how

    Today you decided on all branches and on all topics and articles to spoil? got the wrong feet or is it so negative in life?
  7. Operator 30 January 2020 11: 21 New
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    "sandstorm"- no need to go too far laughing
  8. Anchonsha 30 January 2020 18: 03 New
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    It would be quicker to put an end to both the American and the Turkish bastard bandits in Idlib. And then you need the American military to the Syrian troops with the smart support of our VKS.
  9. Deniz 30 January 2020 23: 30 New
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    Well flew so what? Why the excitement, nothing to do news from something?
    1. Alexey G 1 February 2020 09: 20 New
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      Well, we can assume that if this plane sees underground infrastructure, then it will be possible to determine with its help where the terrorists dug up their own underground communications, bunkers, and so on. This means that it will be possible to deliver air strikes with concrete-bombs aimed at the headquarters and resting places of terrorists. And this is a definite advantage over the assault on their positions!
  10. sannyomd 31 January 2020 00: 56 New
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    So what was the article about? The fact that the author is so knowledgeable about the radio and optical capabilities of this miracle aircraft (by the way where)?
  11. leonid-zherebtcov 31 January 2020 09: 02 New
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    Equipment should work, especially in the presence of operational space, and not just train in native heights ...)))
  12. Vladimir Mashkov 31 January 2020 11: 24 New
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    Great news: since THIS plane flew in - soon something good WILL BE! yes
  13. Alexey G 1 February 2020 08: 28 New
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    That is, as I understand it, ours helped Haftar to distract the Sultan from Idlib and then first destroy the viper with the terrorists, and then burn the Sultan leopards in Libya with the help of the RPGs and ATGMs that we set up earlier to Haftaru?
  14. Romanenko 27 February 2020 08: 36 New
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    Yes, it would be more likely that this viper was already cleared, otherwise Senior Tomato is already bursting with anger, and you can understand that the empire did not take place, everything is slipping out of hands, and overseas friends turned out to be not friends at all, but more like riders.
    The faster the Idlib operation ends, the less likely Turkey is to commit violent movements. Therefore, the appearance of the Tu-214R, both by chance and very timely.