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"Tu-95MS is outdated conceptually": Western press welcomes the modernization of the bomber

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A new modification of the Russian strategic bomber Tu-95 is capable of extending the life of this venerable machine, which has become obsolete.


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This opinion was expressed by the Italian edition Analisi Difesa, which came out with the material "Long live the Bear" [designation Tu-95 in NATO]. As it notes, work on improving the bomber has been going on since December 2009. The first flight was made only on August 22 of this year. During this time, the appearance of the car has undergone a number of fundamental changes.

Modernization of the Medved primarily includes the improvement of the NK-12MPM engine and the placement of new AV-60T propellers, which will increase the aircraft's service life and improve its take-off and landing characteristics.

A completely updated weapon system was developed, integrated with a new complex of on-board electronic equipment, with a new radar with a phased array "Novella-NV1.021" (which replaces the old type "Obzor-MS"), with an air defense system "Meteor-NM2" and with a cockpit equipped with an SOI-021 information display system.

The navigation accuracy has significantly improved due to the new ANS-2009 astronavigation system, the NVS-021M computerized navigation system and the KSU-021 integrated control system.



"Bear" is still full of strength


[There was] an imminent increase in military capabilities through the adoption of new weapons systems

- writes the Western press.

Due to the installation of external pylons (which required a significant strengthening of the wing structure), the new Tu-95MSM will be able to carry up to 8 new strategic cruise missiles Kh-101 (conventional warhead) or Kh-102 (nuclear warhead with variable power from 250 kilotons to 1 megaton). both with a maximum firing range of 5000 km.

It is very likely that the bomber's armament will be expanded by adopting the Kh-50 medium-range cruise missile weighing more than 1500 kg and with a flight distance of 1500 km.

The X-50 is a more suitable alternative for medium distances [X-101]

- explains Analisi Difesa, pointing out that the bomber will be able to carry up to 14 missiles of this type, 6 of them on external pylons.

With this latest and radical upgrade, the Tu-95MSM is likely to fly for at least the next 20 years. This is a remarkable achievement for the aircraft that first took off in 1952. It is still full of energy, so the program of its renewal turned out to be a justified step, despite the obvious conceptual obsolescence.

- concludes the publication, welcoming the modernization of the aircraft.

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  1. faiver
    faiver 23 October 2020 05: 34
    11
    I wonder who the B-52 flies who or our Misha
    1. leks
      leks 23 October 2020 05: 43
      -3
      B52
      The speed, range and take-off masses of the B52 will be higher.
      1. 501Legion
        501Legion 23 October 2020 06: 30
        13
        Most likely, he did not mean characteristics, but which of these Mohicans would be the first to retire
        1. leks
          leks 23 October 2020 06: 45
          +2
          Possible.
          I didn't get it right away, thanks.
      2. bober1982
        bober1982 23 October 2020 07: 45
        -3
        Quote: leks
        and the takeoff masses of the B52 will be higher.

        And here is the high takeoff weight, what is the advantage?
        1. leks
          leks 23 October 2020 08: 49
          +3
          Probably despite the fact that this is one of the performance characteristics of this aircraft.
          Where in my commentary is it written about the benefits?
          I do not like the maximum take-off weight, then supplement my comment with other performance characteristics of this aircraft type, for example, maximum combat load, range, speed, ceiling, etc.
          1. bober1982
            bober1982 23 October 2020 08: 55
            -3
            Quote: leks
            I do not like the maximum takeoff weight, then supplement my comment with other performance characteristics of this type of aircraft

            It has a higher maximum landing weight.
        2. Skifotavr
          Skifotavr 24 October 2020 11: 17
          0
          Quote: bober1982
          Quote: leks
          and the takeoff masses of the B52 will be higher.

          And here is the high takeoff weight, what is the advantage?

          In fairness, it should be noted that he and the mass of the payload will be more.
      3. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 24 October 2020 07: 18
        0
        It is a pleasure to listen to it. The motors are seriously buzzing, remembered immediately and forever
    2. halpat
      halpat 23 October 2020 09: 06
      +2
      Quote: faiver
      I wonder who the B-52 flies who or our Misha

      there is also U-2, 1955
      upgrade them and fly to themselves
    3. volodimer
      volodimer 23 October 2020 11: 45
      +5
      I wonder who the B-52 flies who or our Misha

      Probably Annushka love
  2. leks
    leks 23 October 2020 05: 35
    +5
    "An old horse (in this case, a bear) does not spoil the furrow"
    Long years of service!
    1. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 23 October 2020 16: 47
      +3
      Exactly! What does "out of date" mean? It is CONSTANTLY upgrading and adapting to meet TODAY's challenges. And if he is still in the ranks, then he is doing a good job!
      1. SAG
        SAG 23 October 2020 17: 41
        +4
        Western press applauds the modernization of the bomber
        ... I almost fell off my chair belay
    2. Skifotavr
      Skifotavr 24 October 2020 11: 14
      +1
      The Tu-95MS currently in service with Russia (not to be confused with others) are actually not that old. The Tu-95MS was developed in the 70s and when it was created, the fuselage was hidden from the anti-submarine Tu-142, which, unlike the original Tu-95, differed in a new, more modern wing with caisson tanks, a redesigned cockpit, modified tail assembly and a bunch of other changes ... The Tu-142 made its first flight in 1979, and serial production ended already in 1992. And yes, the production of the obsolete, but inexpensive Tu-95MS took place in parallel with the new supersonic Tu-160. This was a common practice in the USSR.
      1. Skifotavr
        Skifotavr 24 October 2020 11: 22
        0
        By the way, conceptually, the Tu-95MS is not just outdated, because today no new tasks are assigned to strategic aviation, it just needs modernization, but its depth already depends on Russia's financial capabilities on the one hand and justification on the other.
  3. Ka-52
    Ka-52 23 October 2020 05: 38
    +5
    Due to the installation of external pylons (which required a significant strengthening of the wing structure)

    who remembers these hanging containers on the 95ke?


    for RBK500 SHOAB0,5
    1. Iline
      Iline 23 October 2020 08: 30
      +6
      This is a modification of the Tu-95KD. When Long-Range Aviation began to switch to the Tu-95MS (and it is much younger than the B-52), the question arose of what to do with these X-20 carriers. We decided to upgrade it for the X-22. This is how the Tu-95K-22 turned out. True, they did not fly for long, the glider itself was too sharpened for the implementation of strategic tasks, and not for working in the operational depth.
      1. Ka-52
        Ka-52 23 October 2020 08: 48
        +3
        This is a modification of the Tu-95KD

        yes it is CD. It differs from just 95K by the presence of the "Cone" bar
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 23 October 2020 05: 42
    11
    This bomber may not enter the enemy's air defense zone to launch its missiles ... in this capacity it can serve for a very long time.
    The car is very economical, this is a plus ... in general, I wish him many years of life in the service of our country.
  5. Angelo Provolone
    Angelo Provolone 23 October 2020 06: 19
    -17 qualifying.
    The advantage, as always, over the B-52 - to sit on some poorly prepared GDP in the tundra.
    There is such vibration from the propellers that you can sit on a dirt runway and not be fooled
    It all comes down to this: fools and roads
  6. Ka-52
    Ka-52 23 October 2020 06: 25
    +5
    the new Tu-95MSM will be able to carry up to 8 new strategic cruise missiles Kh-101

    X101 8 pieces on pendants is almost 19,2 tons. This is the maximum combat load
    1. novel66
      novel66 23 October 2020 11: 39
      +1
      It’s a pity for the gunmen, two were to be hung up ... but here 8
      1. avg
        avg 23 October 2020 17: 06
        0
        Quote: novel xnumx
        It’s a pity for the gunmen, two were to be hung up ... but here 8

        Everyone will be given super stepladders, exoskeletons and extra. ration soldier
      2. Filxnumx
        Filxnumx 23 October 2020 19: 34
        0
        Are you not so sorry for the armed men with the MS-16 (10 X-55 on the VP and 6 in the MKU)? In fact, loading the BC into the aircraft and the suspension of the ASP were always close to emergency for the ENTIRE technical personnel of the squadron, everyone helped the "aggressors".
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 October 2020 06: 38
    +9
    [There was] an imminent increase in military capabilities through the adoption of new weapons systems
    Well, at least they admit it. And then recently there was an article where the American media laughed at the "junk" that flies in Russia, but at the same time modestly kept silent about their B-52, A-10.
    1. novel66
      novel66 23 October 2020 11: 39
      +1
      a-10 cool!
      1. Filxnumx
        Filxnumx 23 October 2020 19: 38
        -1
        a-10 cool!

        With what? The fact that the ancient as ... and completely exhausted its potential (both modernization and resource)?
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 23 October 2020 06: 53
    +2
    Live in flight makes a strong impression! Especially the hum of its engines! good This is the "psychological weapon" of this aircraft!
    1. novel66
      novel66 23 October 2020 11: 40
      +3
      and on earth a symphony "starting the engine"
  9. newcomer
    newcomer 23 October 2020 06: 55
    0
    Pasta sideways, sideways grease to us. Here is a laudatory ode to our "Bear", a little earlier they leaked secret tests with the Saxons of the electric trap for the radar station. Suggests thoughts.
  10. Bez 310
    Bez 310 23 October 2020 07: 25
    -7
    To be honest, the plane flew beautifully and up to this "deep
    modernization ", so there are some questions about
    the need for just such a "deep" modernization.
    It seems that some people just needed
    receive a state order for modernization.
    1. Iline
      Iline 23 October 2020 08: 40
      +8
      I served on them for 23 years and I can say that flying is one thing, but problems with the equipment already in the late 90s began to arise. Some manufacturers found themselves outside the borders of the Russian Federation, some simply collapsed. That is why in 99-2000, along with the aircraft in Ukraine, we received equipment for them in warehouses. It was not enough for long, so the question arose with modernization. And the AV-60T propellers went to the spare parts for these aircraft from the manufacturer in Samara. The fact is that when using the 16 X-55 in the original version of this aircraft, it was necessary to install these very screws. Now the entire suspension has been taken out to the outer pylons, and even with the new missiles it is close to the maximum, without it there is simply no way.
      1. Bez 310
        Bez 310 23 October 2020 11: 00
        0
        I understand everything, I also understand that these aircraft, like the Tu-160,
        by the primitiveness of the tasks performed (but not by importance) are
        in the penultimate place, before purely transport aviation.
        I understand that in the process of modernization the old ones will be strengthened,
        and new elements have been installed to allow the use of
        various suspension options.
        I have doubts about the replacement of various electronic
        equipment, and installation of new, such as SOI ..., and others.
        I don’t know how you used to do tasks without
        this SDI?
        1. Iline
          Iline 23 October 2020 15: 24
          +2
          To be honest, I am also cautious about "TVs" on a combat aircraft. When all the information is displayed on one screen, it is fraught with bad consequences in the event of its failure or failure of the system for processing this information itself to bring it to the standards of this screen. Well, as for the electronic equipment, one thing can be said - time does not stand still and everything develops quite quickly. If, for example, the old Meteor-N (NM) defense complex weighed more than one ton and there were problems in time with its preparation for departure, then why not put a lighter and more adequate complex? The same goes for everything else.
          1. Bez 310
            Bez 310 23 October 2020 15: 55
            0
            Quote: Iline
            old defense complex "Meteor-N (NM)"

            Both the old and the new defense systems are no
            do not matter, Tu-95 performs tasks outside the zones
            the impact of the enemy.
            Well, if an enemy suddenly appears (SUDDENLY), then these
            complexes will not save.
            1. Iline
              Iline 23 October 2020 19: 22
              +1
              Quote: Bez 310
              Tu-95 performs tasks outside the zones
              the impact of the enemy.

              How to say .... When striking Syria, it was necessary to lay routes within the reach of the air defense of a potential enemy, and the 6th American fleet in the Mediterranean did not go anywhere. And the effectiveness of the complex is checked systematically.
              1. Bez 310
                Bez 310 23 October 2020 20: 22
                +1
                Quote: Iline
                How to say....

                Tell me bluntly - in Syria, the Tu-95s did not solve their problems,
                it was a political, not a strategic decision.
                Tu-95 has nothing to do in the Mediterranean, "not for this
                their mother gave birth. "
                The task of the Tu-95s is to arrive at the "bastions", upon receipt
                commands to launch rockets, go to base.
                1. Iline
                  Iline 24 October 2020 08: 35
                  +1
                  Fighting is always a political decision. As well as the areas of their jurisdiction. For this, strategic aviation includes missiles with both nuclear warheads and conventional ones. What were American B-52s doing in Iraq at the time? Correctly - they carried out a political decision.
                  And the algorithm for using cruise missiles at the moment is slightly different, there is no need to wait for a command.
                  1. Bez 310
                    Bez 310 24 October 2020 09: 23
                    0
                    Quote: Iline
                    the algorithm for the use of cruise missiles at the moment is slightly different, there is no need to wait for a command.

                    Do not give out the whole secret!
  11. barin
    barin 23 October 2020 07: 56
    20
    concludes the publication, welcoming the modernization of the aircraft

    We're glad that you like it.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 23 October 2020 09: 14
      +2
      barin (Andrey)
      Today, 07: 56
      NEW
      +2
      the edition concludes, welcoming the modernization of the aircraft

      We're glad that you like it.
      Something and I suspected something was wrong. Perhaps something was wrong with the translation. And so - with what fright does the enemy rejoice? request
  12. Alien From
    Alien From 23 October 2020 11: 29
    0
    The bear touched another ogogo.
  13. Tektor
    Tektor 23 October 2020 11: 34
    +1
    Tu-95MSM will be able to carry up to 8 new strategic cruise missiles Kh-101 ... 102
    And 6 more CDs are inside the fuselage, on a revolving drum. These 6 CDs can be both X-50 and X55 / 555. That is, the full ammunition load of the Tu-95MSM will be 14 CR.
  14. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 23 October 2020 11: 40
    +1
    Tu 95 ms 12 walked with a suspension on pylons 6 x 55, which were dismantled during ebn to please the amerikos. So what wing reinforcement was suddenly needed?
  15. Jarilo
    Jarilo 23 October 2020 12: 01
    +1
    The main thing is that it performs its function, and the rest is all bows. Economical, the resource is more than that of the TU-160, it can fly at low altitude (I saw how the TU95 triple flew at a low altitude). It has its own niche.
  16. Old26
    Old26 23 October 2020 13: 12
    +1
    the new Tu-95MSM will be able to carry up to 8 new strategic cruise missiles Kh-101 (conventional warhead) or Kh-102 (nuclear warhead with variable yield from 250 kilotons to 1 megaton), both with a maximum firing range of 5000 km.

    Well, the X-101 and X-102 cannot have the same firing range. A special BG is still lighter than a high-explosive fragmentation. Therefore, most likely the figures that "flashed" were more real. X-101 = 4000-4500, X-102 = 5000-5500 km

    The X-50 is a more medium-range alternative to the X-101.
    - explains Analisi Difesa, pointing out that the bomber will be able to carry up to 14 missiles of this type, 6 of them on external pylons.

    And here the author has a gaffe. Nobody disputes the ability to carry 14 X-50 missiles. Here are just 6 not on the outer pylons, but in the bomb bay. Under the fenders it has 4 holders with 8 suspension points.
    Quote: faiver
    I wonder who the B-52 flies who or our Misha

    If in time, now while the B-52 "flew" the TU-95MS. And how next - HZ. Americans are planning to operate it MINIMUM until 2040. And some sources say that Americans intend to meet in the ranks of his centenary
  17. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 23 October 2020 14: 48
    0
    Due to the installation of external pylons (which required a significant strengthening of the wing structure), the new Tu-95MSM will be able to carry up to 8 new strategic cruise missiles Kh-101 (conventional warhead) or Kh-102 (nuclear warhead with variable power from 250 kilotons to 1 megaton). both with a maximum firing range of 5000 km.

    The successor to the Tu-95MS-16. smile
    Serially, the Tu-95MS was produced until the early 90s, both in versions of the Tu-95MS-6, with six X-55s on the MKU, and the Tu-95MS-16, with 16 X-55s, on the MKU and under the wing on the wing catapult installations. According to the restrictions adopted by our country in accordance with the SALT-2 treaty, only the Tu-95MS-6 remained in the Air Force.