The first deeply modernized Tu-160M ​​began flight tests

The first deeply modernized Tu-160M ​​began flight tests

The upgraded Tu-160M ​​during the first flight


Flight tests of the first prototype of the deeply modernized strategic missile carrier Tu-160M ​​began in Kazan. The aircraft made its first flight on February 2, 2020 from the airfield of the Kazan Aviation Plant. This was reported by the press service of the UAC (United Aircraft Corporation).

According to the report, the first flight of the modernized aircraft was 34 minutes, it took place at an altitude of 1500 meters. During the flight, updated systems and equipment were checked, the flight went as normal, all updates worked without comment. The strategist piloted the crew under the guidance of test pilot Zhukovsky flight test and development base Henri Naskidyants.

As explained in the UAC, on this prototype Tu-160M ​​installed new flight and navigation equipment, airborne communications system, control system, radar station, electronic countermeasures complex. At the same time, new NK-32-02 engines (Series 2) have not yet been installed on the aircraft, which are being restored to serial production in Samara (JSC UEC-Kuznetsov). Replacement of the engines will take place later.

In total, 160 Tu-15 combat aircraft rocket carriers of the Russian Federation Air Force should be upgraded to Tu-160M ​​level and ten new strategists of Tu-2027M ​​were built before 160 with the start of deliveries in 2023.

Earlier it was reported that the updated Tu-160M ​​will receive new missile weapons.
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  1. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 09: 14 New
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    flight and navigation equipment, airborne communications complex, control system, radar station, electronic countermeasures complex. At the same time, new NK-32-02 engines (series 2) have not yet been installed on the aircraft, which are being restored to serial production in Samara (JSC "UEC-Kuznetsov). Replacement of the engines will take place later.
    Where is the deep modern? There are no engines ....... no modernization. "For the sake of a red word, they will not spare their father either"
    1. bessmertniy 4 February 2020 09: 20 New
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      Not immediately Moscow was built. It comes to deep modernism.
      1. Teacher67 4 February 2020 09: 21 New
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        It is interesting, but when they will be new, or again they will wait for the promised 3 years, or even more.
      2. mark1 4 February 2020 09: 30 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        Not immediately Moscow was built. It comes to deep modernism.

        Oh sure! We will live forever ...
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          1. mark1 4 February 2020 10: 40 New
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            I see some pig’s snouts instead of faces, but nothing else ... ... Like me - no, like me ... Survived, stupid ram, out of my mind! ..

            How long have you had this? From the New Year or just in the morning started? It would be necessary to treat you in a piglet.
            1. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 11: 52 New
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              Quote: mark1

              How long have you had this? From the New Year or just in the morning started? It would be necessary to treat you in a piglet.
              I think the treatment will not help, this is the state of mind of the farmer from Nenko. Around the sausage and ham.
        2. Lipchanin 4 February 2020 12: 20 New
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          Quote: mark1
          Oh sure! We will live forever ...

          Do you need him today? Highly?
          Doesn't it fly on old engines?
      3. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 10: 12 New
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        Quote: bessmertniy
        Not immediately Moscow was built. It comes to deep modernism.

        That's when it comes, then write deeply modernized,, drum fight.
    2. Sergey Averchenkov 4 February 2020 09: 49 New
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      Do you need engines? You know how we are different - I'm glad you are not.
      1. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 10: 17 New
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        Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
        Do you need engines? You know how we are different - I'm glad you are not.

        Naturally pleased, the pilot has a personal fan now. repeat
        1. Sergey Averchenkov 4 February 2020 10: 21 New
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          Okay, let's try to figure it out - are you a pilot? Did you fly on the 160th? No? If not, shut up.
      2. Lipchanin 4 February 2020 12: 22 New
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        Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
        You know how we are different - I'm glad you are not.

        For someone, a glass is half FULL.
        And for someone EMPTY request
    3. Monter 4 February 2020 10: 03 New
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      A husband and wife in a Jewish family fall asleep in the evening:
      “Sarah, did you close the door to the two locks?”
      - Yes, for two.
      “Sarah, did you hang up the barn lock?”
      - Yes, I did.
      - Sarah, and pushed the heck?
      - Yes, pushed it.
      - And there is such a lock with a small key ...
      - All closed.
      - And fastened a chain?
      - (with clasped hands) Oh, I forgot!
      - Well, come in kind people, take whatever you want!
      So you, without engines there is no modernization ...
      1. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 10: 16 New
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        Actually an engine, it’s not lock and a new door! angry
        1. Lipchanin 4 February 2020 12: 26 New
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          Quote: Mavrikiy
          this is not a lock, but a new door

          And the old engines are open Door? belay
      2. Lipchanin 4 February 2020 12: 24 New
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        Quote: Monter
        So you, without engines there is no modernization ...

        The phrase from the article slipped by
        Replacement of engines will take place later.
    4. Ros 56 4 February 2020 11: 46 New
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      Read an article or diagonally? Especially for the first commentator:
      At the same time, new NK-32-02 engines (series 2) have not yet been installed on the aircraft, which are being restored to serial production in Samara (JSC UEC-Kuznetsov). Replacement of the engines will take place later.
    5. Krasnoyarsk 4 February 2020 12: 40 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Where is the deep modern? There are no engines ....... no modernization. "For the sake of a red word, they will not spare their father either"

      The head is given in order to eat into it! Is this really about you? I do not want to believe.
      = As explained in the UAC, on this prototype Tu-160M ​​installed new flight and navigation equipment, airborne communications complex, control system, radar station, electronic countermeasures complex. =
      In order to experience all of the above, no new engines are needed. And when they appear, everything, except the engines, will be already tested and finished. The process just speeds up.
      What is wrong?
    6. NEXUS 4 February 2020 19: 48 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Where is the deep modern? There are no engines ....... no modernization. "For the sake of a red word, they will not spare their father either"

      The engines are being tested. You’d be in the workshop, and say, well, speed up the work, but take part yourself. You will merge, because it’s easier to write heresy here than to create and create. So that it comes to you, the creation of a new engine, this in terms of complexity is not inferior to flying to the moon. This is so that it dawns on you. At the same time, in creating such a product, and a new engine is not a modernization of the old, but a NEW engine, more than one design bureau or institute takes part. By the way, tell me, is there a country in the world that would create an engine at least in terms of performance characteristics similar to the NK-32?
      Attached to dvigunu ... and avionics, arsenal, glider is not important at all? PPC, the commentators gathered.
  2. Thrall 4 February 2020 09: 15 New
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    At the same time, new NK-32-02 engines (series 2) have not yet been installed on the aircraft, which are being restored to serial production in Samara (JSC "UEC-Kuznetsov). Replacement of the engines will take place later

    Samara, don't let me down!
    1. Starover_Z 4 February 2020 09: 18 New
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      He would have good coverage to reduce the visibility on the radar. To the "joy" of the "partners"!
    2. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 09: 20 New
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      They will be suspended for ONE place, if they let you down .... Tu32 and T02 are tied to NK-160-22 and PAK-YA is tied to some derivative of NK32-02 TRRD. There mass production should be established. Something else they wrote from the turbojet engine based on NK-32 for Ruslan
    3. mark1 4 February 2020 09: 40 New
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      Kuznetsov was ruined tightly, he still cannot come to his senses - a shortage of personnel.
      1. Sergey Averchenkov 4 February 2020 09: 53 New
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        Yes you hate your country.
        1. mark1 4 February 2020 09: 54 New
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          Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
          Yes you hate your country.

          AND YOU fool
          1. Mavrikiy 4 February 2020 10: 22 New
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            Quote: mark1
            Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
            Yes you hate your country.

            AND YOU fool

            I agree, it seems he is already sober.
            1. Sergey Averchenkov 4 February 2020 12: 52 New
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              Hey, monkey. who is sober we will find out right now.
          2. Sergey Averchenkov 4 February 2020 12: 49 New
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            Great answer - I have nothing to say to you.
        2. Mestny 4 February 2020 10: 27 New
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          He probably loves his country.
          He hates Russia.
      2. ser56 4 February 2020 15: 20 New
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        but what is their view from the territory of the Volga Gate ... repeat
  3. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 09: 18 New
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    What new weapons will he receive?
  4. shoroh 4 February 2020 09: 18 New
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    25 strategists is not enough? Given the versatility of the machine and its real need.
  5. G. Georgiev 4 February 2020 09: 30 New
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    .... Upgraded? .... The American "B1B", without modernization, carries 24 missiles with a range of 1000 km, this is AGM-158 JASSM-ER ”.
    1. mark1 4 February 2020 09: 42 New
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      What is needed is not a drum mechanism, but a cassette one, then 1,5-2 times more missiles can be placed.
      1. AlexG83 4 February 2020 10: 52 New
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        Quote: mark1
        What is needed is not a drum mechanism, but a cassette one, then 1,5-2 times more missiles can be placed.

        Here, build a woodpile and shove firewood there as you please, and the methods of placing cruise missiles with nuclear warheads in a missile carrier are already a bit different competencies.
        1. mark1 4 February 2020 10: 54 New
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          Quote: AlexG83
          and the methods of deploying cruise missiles with nuclear warheads in a missile carrier are a bit different competencies.

          Really yours? Then byad ...
  6. jonht 4 February 2020 09: 30 New
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    A beautiful plane, but this one is still out of touch with what was left of the USSR.
    1. Piramidon 4 February 2020 12: 35 New
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      Quote: jonht
      A beautiful plane, but this one is still out of touch with what was left of the USSR.

      What groundwork? This is a combat modernized aircraft.
      1. jonht 4 February 2020 13: 27 New
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        As far as I know from the articles here and other media, the modernization has not yet used newly produced parts and structural elements. And even engines with repairs, not new ones. That is, everything from the Soviet reserve, except for new equipment. hi
        1. Piramidon 4 February 2020 13: 38 New
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          Quote: jonht
          everything from the Soviet reserve, except for new equipment

          Well, only equipment was updated for him.
  7. seregin-s1 4 February 2020 09: 35 New
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    The Tu-160 aircraft modernization project into the Tu-160M ​​variant (“70M product”) was approved on October 23, 2014. In total, 160 combat aircraft of the Russian Air Force should be upgraded to the level of Tu-15M, and ten new Tu-2018M ​​bombers should be built by the KAZ by the contract of the Russian Ministry of Defense with PJSC Tupolev worth 160 billion rubles by 2027 by 160. According to known data, the first flight of the first of them is planned for 2021 with the beginning of deliveries in 2023.
    The Tu-160 combatant aircraft with serial number 160-2 (the fourth built serial Tu-02, tail number "160", proper name "Valentine Bliznyuk") was converted into a prototype Tu-19M ​​bomber. Earlier in 2006, this aircraft became the prototype of the “first stage of modernization” of the Tu-160.
  8. rocket757 4 February 2020 10: 20 New
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    Terrible weapons and their relevance will not lose for a long time.
    Fly swans fly and ... get home!
  9. Jurkovs 4 February 2020 10: 33 New
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    At the same time, new NK-32-02 engines (series 2) have not yet been installed on the plane

    This is the most important thing. These engines are waiting for the Tu-22M3. To turn into a modification of the M4.
  10. V1er 4 February 2020 10: 44 New
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    Tu-160 (factory designation: “product 70”, designation of the developer - “K”, according to NATO codification: Blackjack - Blackjack (Club)) - a supersonic strategic bomber with a variable sweep wing, developed in the Tupolev Design Bureau in the 1970s . The chief designer is V.I. Bliznyuk.
    Specifications:
    Crew: 4 person
    Length: 54,1 m
    Wingspan: 55,7 / 50,7 / 35,6 m
    Height: 13,1 m
    Wing area: 232 m²
    Weight empty: 110 000 kg
    Normal takeoff weight: 267 600 kg
    Maximum takeoff weight: 275 000 kg
    Engines: 4 × TRDDF NK-32
    Maximum thrust: 4 × 18 kgf
    Afterburner: 4 × 25 000 kgf
    Fuel weight: 148 000 kg
    Flight characteristics:
    Maximum speed:
    at height: 2200 km / h (M = 1,84)
    At the ground: 1030 km / h (M = 0,86)
    Cruising speed: 850 km / h (M = 0,71)
    Maximum range without refueling: 13 950 km
    Practical range without refueling: 12 300 km
    Combat radius: 7300 km
    Flight duration: 25 h
    Ceiling: 16 000 m
    Rate of climb: 4400 m / min
    Takeoff / Run Length: 900 m

    Tu-160M

    The supersonic strategic bomber Tu-160M ​​will be equipped with a new airborne radar station, a new aerobatic complex with all the most modern navigation aids (including the latest laser gyroscopes), as well as communication systems, sensors, fuel devices and display systems. A fundamentally new airborne self-defense complex or electronic warfare complex is being created for the Tu-160M.
    Among other things, the aviation industry is faced with the task of eliminating all the old problems of long-range aviation Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22M3. First of all, the products of Ukrainian enterprises are replaced, which in Soviet times participated in the cooperation of co-contractors.

    Tu-160M2

    It is expected that the Tu-160M2 will be equipped with a new type of supersonic cruise missiles (high-precision missiles X-29, X-58, X-55) On board the aircraft it is actually possible to place about 12-16 missiles. The engine of the new NK-32-02 bomber is more economical and is equipped with an amplification system, which will extend the total departure range by 1000 km. For the Tu-160M2 on the basis of the modernized NK-32-02 engine, the next generation is being developed - NK-65.
    Technological innovations account for 70% of the internal structure of the aircraft.

    PAK YES

    ??
    1. Thrifty 4 February 2020 11: 30 New
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      On the last rezulok it is PACK negative PAKDA a slightly different conference, I will not say more! !!! am
  11. 22 dmdc 4 February 2020 13: 08 New
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    Quote: Teacher67
    It is interesting, but when they will be new, or again they will wait for the promised 3 years, or even more.

    Why are you interested in?
  12. Old26 4 February 2020 15: 05 New
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    Quote: Ros 56
    Read an article or diagonally? Especially for the first commentator:

    Actually, Yuri, I perfectly understand the comrade Mavrikiywho wrote the first post. Recently, we like to rush words, terms. And I think there would be no first post if it was written that the first flight was made by the TU-160, which passed modernizationAnd not deep modernization. Yet more often the term deep modernization implies not only the replacement of avionics, instruments, radar, etc., but also engines.

    Quote: shoroh
    25 strategists is not enough? Given the versatility of the machine and its real need.

    But more is hardly necessary. Moreover, in the future, the PAK DA complex is planned. Of course I would like more, but as they say: "stretch the legs on the clothes." Even the USSR built less than 40 pieces.
  13. lvov_aleksey 6 February 2020 02: 09 New
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    I did not read the chat below. Forward and upward white swans !!!