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The second prototype of the deeply modernized Tu-22M3M took off in Kazan

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The second prototype of the deeply modernized Tu-22M3M took off in Kazan

The second prototype of the deeply modernized long-range missile-bomber Tu-22M3M first flew from the airfield of the Kazan aircraft plant. It is reported "Interfax".


As the press service explained, the purpose of the flight was to evaluate the take-off and landing characteristics of the modernized aircraft and to check the operation of the information-control system of control of the second sample.

Tupolev will launch test flights on Tu-22M3M in the near future

- said in a statement.

Recall that the first prototype Tu-22M3M took to the air on December 28, 2018. The flight took place at an altitude of 1500 meters and lasted 37 minutes.

Earlier it was reported that in 2020 joint state tests of the Tu-22M3M with the participation of two aircraft will begin, and the delivery of deeply modernized aircraft to the troops is planned from 2021.

A new digital navigation, radio equipment, a new communication system, as well as an updated control system are installed on the missile carrier weapons and information management complex, with a significant part of the new avionics equipment (avionics) unified with the Tu-160.

It was previously reported that the deeply modernized multi-mode Tu-22M3M bomber-bombers will receive a space communications system and the ability to receive target designations during the flight. In addition, to increase the radius of the flight, a refueling rod is installed on the aircraft, which allows for refueling in the air. Also during the modernization of the aircraft will be able to use new modern missiles.

Recall that at present more than a hundred Tu-22M3 missile carriers are part of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The modernization of missile carriers launched in 2018.
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  1. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 20 March 2020 14: 24 New
    +5
    Very good, in its class a very necessary plane in the VKS.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 20 March 2020 14: 29 New
      +8
      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      Very good, in its class a very necessary plane in the VKS.

      As long as he does not have an adequate replacement, then yes, he needs it. But we must understand that the Soviet backlog is not rubber and far from eternal.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 20 March 2020 16: 36 New
        -3
        It does not seem to be. If the MIG41 project is being implemented, then aviation will move to a completely different plane with other capabilities.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 20 March 2020 16: 45 New
          +4
          Quote: newbie
          If the MIG41 project is being implemented

          See how much the SU-57 project is being implemented. MIG-41 - this project is much more complicated, both in terms of creation and in implementation. And then tests, refinements, tests again, etc. That is, we are talking about at least 30 years, no less. I think during this time something new will be created to replace the 22nd, or they will be removed altogether as an aviation class (I'm talking about tactical bombers), taking into account which missiles are being created and will be created in the not-so-distant future.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 20 March 2020 16: 53 New
            -2
            I agree with you about the long way from the idea to the production model. While the MIG41 project (which is underway) will be implemented, we will fly on the M3M. I think about 20/25 he will still live quietly. And you correctly grasped my idea / suggestion that with the implementation of the 41st project, the continent class. Rocket carriers can be sent to the museum.
          2. Piramidon
            Piramidon 20 March 2020 17: 12 New
            +2
            Quote: NEXUS
            they will be created to replace the 22nd, or will be removed altogether as an aviation class (I'm talking about tactical bombers)

            It seems that the Tu-22M3 was mainly planned to be used as an anti-ship. It is not for nothing that they are called "aircraft carrier killers" and are armed with naval aviation. Well, the MiG-41 is not a dark horse at all, but a BLACK horse, about which so far everything is at the level of rumors and information from "sources close to the defense industry complex (the Government, the Ministry of Defense, grannies at the entrance and Internet experts)"
        2. Borik
          Borik 20 March 2020 16: 52 New
          -5
          The second prototype of a deeply modernized long-range missile bomber


          What a nafig he was "experienced" when he began to enter service in the distant 74 year. Specifically, the TU-22M3 in 1978. Maybe just deeply modernized.
      2. Genry
        Genry 20 March 2020 16: 46 New
        -1
        Quote: NEXUS
        As long as he does not have an adequate replacement, then yes, he needs it.

        May he never be replaced. This is a special branch of military aviation, like fighters and attack aircraft. If a new aircraft appears, it will be different as the MiG-25 and MiG-31. But in fact this is the third iteration of the Tu-22 (Tu-22 .... Tu-22Mh .... Tu-22M3M).
  2. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 20 March 2020 14: 27 New
    +3
    In addition, to increase the radius of the flight, a refueling rod is installed on the aircraft, which allows for refueling in the air.
    Voila. good
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 20 March 2020 16: 31 New
      +5
      The filling bar was originally.
      Then they removed it to make the "partners" happy.
      But where did this infa come from - very interesting:
      Recall that at present more than a hundred Tu-22M3 missile carriers are part of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

      According to open data, the Tu-22M3 is one and a half times less.
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 20 March 2020 16: 36 New
        +2
        Quote: Alex777
        The filling bar was originally.

        Yes. I mean, there was a lot of controversy on the topic of "return-not return" - they did, which is very good.
        Quote: Alex777
        But where did this infa come from - very interesting:

        request Apparently from the source. laughing
  3. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
    Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 20 March 2020 14: 29 New
    11
    Something is lucky for residents of the private sector located near the aircraft factory. Can admire missile carriers.

    1. K-50
      K-50 20 March 2020 14: 37 New
      15
      Quote: Aristarkh Ludwigovich
      Something is lucky for residents of the private sector located near the aircraft factory. Can admire missile carriers.

      And, probably, enjoy the "musical trill" of their engines at the takeoff afterburner. lol
      Some are best seen from afar. fellow yes
      1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
        Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 20 March 2020 14: 51 New
        +9
        There is also enough noise at the landing. Especially if it's a Tu-160.
    2. rudolff
      rudolff 20 March 2020 14: 43 New
      10
      Cool photos!
    3. venik
      venik 20 March 2020 19: 39 New
      0
      Quote: Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Something is lucky for residents of the private sector located near the aircraft factory. Can admire missile carriers.


      =======
      Yeah! And at the same time, insert NEW glasses !!! laughing
      1. iouris
        iouris 21 March 2020 22: 41 New
        0
        City of contrasts.
  4. K-50
    K-50 20 March 2020 14: 33 New
    +6
    In addition, to increase the radius of the flight, a refueling rod is installed on the aircraft, which allows for refueling in the air.

    At one time, the pin ups was asked not to put this equipment, since it transferred the Tu-22s to the category of strategic ones, and then they carefully monitored parity and tried not to violate it on both sides, both the USSR and the USA.
    This is now pin dossy everyone has lost and forgot about the signed Agreements and the obligations of the parties with them arising. sad
    For how something could not be created, similar to the weapons of Russia, immediately cries: "let's add to the forbidden weapon!"
  5. universe1
    universe1 20 March 2020 14: 34 New
    -20
    Second? This is the scale! You don’t think, I’m not some kind of troll, it’s just very ridiculous in comparison with a potential adversary.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 20 March 2020 14: 51 New
      +9
      it's just very funny all this in comparison with a potential adversary.

      A potential enemy (USA) has about 150 strategic bombers in service, we have 138. If you are not aware and something is funny to you.
      1. Aleksandr1971
        Aleksandr1971 20 March 2020 16: 31 New
        +1
        Unfortunately, we have by no means 138 strategists. Our strategists are only Tu-95 and Tu-160. Because the Tu-22 and its modifications do not apply to strategists. He has no intercontinental range. Namely, this parameter does or does not make the bomber strategic.
        Nevertheless, the Tu-22 and its modifications are very necessary for work on nearby US bases, on US allies in Eurasia. And especially this bomber is required by naval aviation. Therefore, it would be useful or to resume the production of Tu-22M3M at least 50-100 new units. Or develop and put into service a more advanced project (at a time when the government will find money for this)
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 20 March 2020 21: 40 New
          +1
          So among the Jankers, of all B-1 percent, 15 percent can fly into the air.
  6. Gogia
    Gogia 20 March 2020 16: 17 New
    0
    All morning growled around. Zadolbal already :))) A couple of times he even spotted it ...
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 20 March 2020 16: 29 New
      +3
      Quote: Gogia
      He even spotted it a couple of times ...

      They didn’t take for escort? laughing
  7. Mitroha
    Mitroha 20 March 2020 16: 27 New
    0
    Really happy that the work is underway and that new or deeply modernized equipment leaves the shops of the country. But as soon as you look at the dates and dates, the teeth themselves begin to grit. Well, why is everything so slow that R&D is that of production. After all, it turns out even where there is funding, and then they manage to drag out. It is time, when appointing project managers, to introduce personal responsibility, up to criminal responsibility. Well, how else to push production? Of course, now I’m not so much about Kazan residents as about the situation in the industry as a whole
    1. codetalker
      codetalker 21 March 2020 10: 29 New
      0
      Are we in a hurry somewhere? Hurry - you make people laugh.
      1. Mitroha
        Mitroha 21 March 2020 11: 52 New
        0
        You, apparently not. And the fact that equipment often generates a resource and is written off faster than a replacement comes, eventually leads to the lack of the required number in the troops. What negatively affects the country's defense
        1. codetalker
          codetalker 21 March 2020 11: 55 New
          0
          Are there any examples of “holes” in the country's defense that have formed in this way? Not in theory, but in fact.
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 21 March 2020 11: 57 New
            0
            Is the current state of the Navy enough for you?
            1. codetalker
              codetalker 21 March 2020 12: 04 New
              0
              No, not enough.
              1. Mitroha
                Mitroha 21 March 2020 12: 13 New
                0
                Well then, make an effort on yourself, and look among the publicly available information. I did not engage in search engines
                1. codetalker
                  codetalker 21 March 2020 12: 23 New
                  0
                  In your reasoning, unfortunately, there is no specificity, only emotions. In particular, concepts such as quickly or slowly should be characterized. For example, from what you wrote, you can offer to take the following situations for “slow”: the existing equipment has been decommissioned, but a new one has not been introduced to replace it and this is not planned in the near future. It should also be added: some kind of threat of a military nature arose, and the corresponding response to it did not arrive in time.
                  So the question arises: was any military equipment disabled, but nothing came to replace it? You talked about the fleet. What, in the formation there are no submarines? Or ships? Or are they not equipped with weapons systems?
                  Or, for example, all the fighters were decommissioned, but not a single new one was built?
  8. Romario_Argo
    Romario_Argo 20 March 2020 18: 06 New
    -2
    Currently, the Russian Aerospace Forces have more than a hundred Tu-22M3 missile carriers

    according to wikipedia for 2018 in the VKS there were 61 Tu-22M3 bomber
    and judging by this article for 2020, more than 100 Tu-22M3 boards
    it is + 17 Tu-160M, + 60 Tu-95MS / M = already impressive 177
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 20 March 2020 19: 13 New
      -3
      Type 40 pcs in two years built? Roma, are you not from United Russia?
      1. Romario_Argo
        Romario_Argo 20 March 2020 19: 34 New
        0
        most likely 40 Tu-22M3 units could only be built up due to equipment storage bases
        with subsequent modernization
  9. codetalker
    codetalker 21 March 2020 10: 49 New
    0
    Experts, ay! Who followed this subject, prompt please. Is it only planned to upgrade existing products or will they build a certain amount from scratch? And how much are we talking about? I remember there was information in the media about plans to modernize 30 units. Perhaps later more accurate information was published?
    Thank you in advance!
  10. Mister who
    Mister who 21 March 2020 20: 40 New
    0
    The news is good, bombers are always needed, I hope at the top they look ahead and think about high-altitude, unmanned bombers, because progress does not stand still. Robots on the nose or wherever.
  11. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 22 March 2020 11: 12 New
    0
    Remarkably, our modernized Tu-22s also extended the time of the years to the 30th