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Tu-160 strategic bombers will receive improved engines

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The United Engine Building Company (UEC), a part of the state corporation Rostec, sent a batch of engines to the Kazan aircraft plant. They are intended for the new Tu-160M ​​strategic bombers.


Sergey Kravchenko, Deputy Managing Director of PJSC UEC-Kuznetsov, who is responsible for sales and service, said this in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel.

He said that this batch of 25 engines for the Ministry of Defense is the first in the past 25 years. During this time, the company did not produce engines for strategic bombers.

Kravchenko said that the new "strategists" Tu-160M ​​will be equipped with NK-32 series 2 engines. Installation will be carried out at the Kazan aircraft plant.

The host of the program, who visited Samara at the UEC-Kuznetsov enterprise, where the engines were manufactured, filmed about it plot and talked with the head of the military mission, Alexei Volkov.

The engine has become more economical. Tu-160M2 will be able to cover a distance of 1000 km more with this engine, and even more in special modes.

- said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.

The modernized Tu-160M ​​does not differ in its appearance from the basic model, but it has wider combat capabilities due to the expansion of the types of weapons used. In addition, he will receive the latest NK-32 engine.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 25 October 2020 16: 18
    24
    Yes, they were stunned when they had 25 engines and the media do not know anything about this! good
    1. Bar1
      Bar1 25 October 2020 16: 48
      -18 qualifying.
      Tu-160 strategic bombers will receive improved engines


      have you already heard something new?
      1. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 October 2020 17: 38
        +7
        Quote: Bar1
        have already heard

        Grannies at the entrance told, rumor?
        1. Bar1
          Bar1 25 October 2020 17: 57
          -9
          Quote: Piramidon
          Quote: Bar1
          have already heard

          Grannies at the entrance told, rumor?

          already 5 years ago this second modernization was announced, they write all the same, not far-off.
        2. Soko
          Soko 25 October 2020 19: 47
          19
          No, indeed, we have already spoken about the NK-32 of the second series and +1000 km. The news is apparently in sending 25 engines to the aircraft plant. Be condescending to the person (to Bar1) hi
      2. seregin-s1
        seregin-s1 25 October 2020 18: 29
        +4
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3_Rnll5S0Q&list=PLcRxMIXa98X-ejsnO4f6yOzKRSht944jW&index=1
        From 36 minutes, the column of Kamaz trucks with engines leaves for Kazan!
    2. reader65
      reader65 26 October 2020 05: 16
      -7
      Really. For 25 years, 25 engines ... What a breakthrough! Uraaaaa!
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 25 October 2020 16: 22
    +3
    And how many "strategists" are there now?
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 25 October 2020 16: 31
      +4
      Less than 16 in service
    2. Nikolay Ivanov_5
      Nikolay Ivanov_5 25 October 2020 16: 41
      +8
      TU-160 no more than 20 pieces, TU-95 and various modifications up to 60 pieces, Tu-22M and later modifications up to 60 pieces.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 25 October 2020 18: 30
        +1
        Tu-22M seems to be long-range, but not strategic.
        1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
          Nikolay Ivanov_5 25 October 2020 18: 33
          +4
          ... A bomber is usually called strategic only when it has an intercontinental range (over 5000 km) and is capable of using nuclear weapons. For example, aircraft such as Tu-22M, Tu-16 and B-47 (B-47) are capable of using strategic nuclear weapons, but do not have an intercontinental flight range, and therefore are often called long-range bombers. (In fact, this use of the term "long-range bombers" is incorrect, since such bombers, having no intercontinental flight range, are technically also strategic bombers for the rest. That is, intercontinental and so-called "long-range" bombers are nothing more than two subclasses of strategic bombers) ...

          https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Стратегический_бомбардировщик

          And also the Tu-22M3M has an in-air refueling system, which brings it closer to a strategic bomber.
          1. Iline
            Iline 26 October 2020 10: 53
            +2
            When the Tu-22M2 first appeared, they also had an air refueling system, but according to an agreement with the United States, the booms were dismantled. The same rule was extended to the Tu-22M3. Well, the use of refueling rods on the Tu-22M3M significantly expands the combat capabilities of this bomber. As the experience of the combat use of the Tu-22M3 in Syria has shown, without refueling in the air and during takeoff from airfields as close as possible to Syria, the combat load was simply ridiculous. Draw conclusions, however.
            The only drawback is that there is only one regiment of tankers for the whole country, while in the USA there are two squadrons of tankers for each squadron (about our regiment) of strategists. This is not counting other "small things".
        2. ZEMCH
          ZEMCH 27 October 2020 18: 55
          0
          Quote: Sergej1972
          Tu-22M seems to be long-range, but not strategic.

          Here you are right, it is customary to call a bomber strategic only when it has an intercontinental range (over 5000 km) and is capable of using nuclear weapons. For example, aircraft such as Tu-22M, Tu-16 and B-47 are capable of using strategic nuclear weapons, but do not have an intercontinental flight range, and therefore are often called long-range bombers. But since we are promised a practical range of 7000 km with refueling, the Tu-22M3M can be classified as a strategic wink
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 October 2020 16: 27
    10
    Strategists have to change engines periodically. Resource! And they fly a lot. So for now, to replace those who have exhausted their resource. Well, new ones will be built, I suppose. There is such a topic ...
  4. Al Asad
    Al Asad 25 October 2020 16: 30
    +4
    Quote: parusnik
    And how many "strategists" are there now?

    16
    1. Aleksandr1971
      Aleksandr1971 25 October 2020 16: 59
      +3
      I wonder why there are 25 engines?

      As you know, each T-160 has 4 engines. Probably 25 engines - that's 6 and a quarter of the Strat.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 25 October 2020 17: 09
        -7
        after the "product30" which has been tortured for so many years, I am skeptical about it, because more than once, and not two, and not five. all that interferes, and the terms go everywhere to the right.
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 25 October 2020 17: 43
        +6
        Quote: Aleksandr1971
        I wonder why there are 25 engines?

        As you know, each T-160 has 4 engines. Probably 25 engines - that's 6 and a quarter of the Strat.

        Some kind of stupidity in your comment. Nobody canceled the spare ones yet. During the service, it was always necessary to change one engine at a time (due to damage and malfunctions) and never four at once.
        1. Sergey Valov
          Sergey Valov 25 October 2020 20: 05
          -2
          Here the question is more interesting - why is there such a large party at once? Why weren't they supplied in small batches - 3 - 5 pieces each? Obviously it was released for more than one year. It means that there were some serious problems that were solved for a very long time, the engines produced by the first were most likely refined, repeatedly tested, and the process is not very fast. By the way, engine builders may well have a production backlog, and it is not a fact that the entire batch has been manufactured right now and from scratch. In general, there are a lot of questions, almost zero information.
          1. bar
            bar 26 October 2020 07: 55
            0
            So there were some serious problems that took a long time to solve

            There were problems, as in all our mechanical engineering. How the plant didn't die at all is amazing. Let's hope it survives now.
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 25 October 2020 18: 30
      -2
      This is only the Tu-160.
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 27 October 2020 19: 00
        0
        Quote: Sergej1972
        This is only the Tu-160.

        The Tu-22M3M has the same engines, but 2
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 October 2020 19: 09
        0
        I only wrote that there are more than 16 planes in strategic aviation, while 16 is exactly the Tu-160.
  5. deniso
    deniso 25 October 2020 16: 35
    12
    Somehow the aviators decided to create a new ultra-long-range bomber ... whatever they did, it still turned out to be a Tu-160 ... a beautiful car !!!
  6. bar
    bar 25 October 2020 16: 58
    -3
    this batch of 25 engines for the Department of Defense is the first in 25 years.

    It remains to be hoped that over these 25 years, technologies have not yet completely lost.
    1. 16329
      16329 25 October 2020 17: 33
      +5
      Well, actually, new technologies in the field of turbojet and gas turbine units have been received over the years, and in various ways.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 25 October 2020 17: 46
      +6
      Quote: bar
      It remains to be hoped that over these 25 years, technologies have not yet completely lost.

      If they release it, it means they have not lost it at all, not that FINALLY.
      1. bar
        bar 26 October 2020 07: 51
        0
        I am a little closer to the Kuznetsovsky plant, and a little bit aware of the actual situation there, which is somewhat different from the victorious reports (this is me so softly). For this reason, I expressed some doubt. But, of course, you know better ...
  7. Al Asad
    Al Asad 25 October 2020 17: 02
    +3
    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    I wonder why there are 25 engines?

    As you know, each T-160 has 4 engines. Probably 25 engines - that's 6 and a quarter of the Strat.

    Not all at once. A few boards for conservation, even more so
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 25 October 2020 17: 18
      10
      Quote: Al Asad
      Not all at once. A few boards for conservation, even more so

      To send a man into space 16 years after the Second World War is all at once, but to modernize the engine in 25 years is "not all at once ... but damn it ... Glory touched the USSR.
      1. Simargl
        Simargl 25 October 2020 21: 18
        +2
        Quote: Dead Day
        Yes damn ... Glory touched the USSR.
        Sometimes it is easier to make an opening than to "lick" the product.
      2. SAG
        SAG 26 October 2020 04: 41
        0
        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: Al Asad
        Not all at once. A few boards for conservation, even more so

        To send a man into space 16 years after the Second World War is all at once, but to modernize the engine in 25 years is "not all at once ... but damn it ... Glory touched the USSR.

        If you are ready to pay for this and get bread on cards, you can forget about the car altogether, then I think 10 expeditions will be sent to Mars, and the strategists will rivet a hundred and an armada of reinforcement. Only such people can flutter their tongues (which is long, which is not enough) until you have to pay for it ...
        1. reader65
          reader65 26 October 2020 16: 57
          +1
          Let the tsar's friends pay first and forget about the yachts, but the tsar has already seized 1000000 rubles (5 years of pension) from the people.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 25 October 2020 17: 08
    +3
    One engine is back-up or for bench tests.
    1. Sergey Valov
      Sergey Valov 25 October 2020 20: 43
      0
      For poster artists, this is unlikely. Bench tests are carried out before the series, then the engine is tested on LL or put on a production aircraft and is still tested in the air. and only after that there is a series.
    2. Motorist
      Motorist 25 October 2020 21: 38
      +1
      Quote: Thrifty
      for bench tests

      And what, in aviation, bench not each engine passes?
    3. U-58
      U-58 26 October 2020 05: 30
      0
      Well, why did you start a discussion about 25?
      As much as they did, they sent as much. The year is coming to an end, contractual obligations, as usual, are on the verge of failure. Therefore, the more you send to the consumer, the less the sanction.
  9. Old26
    Old26 25 October 2020 17: 13
    +7
    Quote: Aleksandr1971
    I wonder why there are 25 engines?
    As you know, each T-160 has 4 engines. Probably 25 engines - that's 6 and a quarter of the Strat.

    What for? And if the engine is out of order, the strategist should be put on hold and wait for a new engine for several months?
    There are always spare engines in the delivery. It is quite possible that for 5 bombers and 5 spare
  10. iouris
    iouris 25 October 2020 17: 14
    +1
    Will receive. From the Ministry of Industry and Trade. If the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance do not mind. If the technological chains have been restored.
  11. Bez 310
    Bez 310 25 October 2020 18: 56
    -8
    How tired of all these promises ...
    While these new engines are attached to the aircraft,
    already the planes will fall apart.
    When will they be happy in the present and not in the future?
  12. ALARI
    ALARI 25 October 2020 19: 11
    +5
    And at the plant there is a reduction. 10% of the staff will ask to leave.
  13. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 25 October 2020 19: 51
    0
    Will Tu22M3M get them?
    1. Whirlwind
      Whirlwind 26 October 2020 08: 11
      -1
      Without fail!
  14. Pamir
    Pamir 25 October 2020 20: 15
    0
    Yes, all this canoe with modernization of bombers, not even half measures, and not even quarter measures. This is a husk. This is about the same when the foundation of a building diverges, but they try to heal by patching up the roof. Why push the planned replacement of engines that have exhausted their resource for modernization? while the planned replacements of power units due to wear on the carriers were not even included in the expenditure on strengthening the country's defense power, this was done on a planned basis without attracting attention and unnecessary media coverage. the necessary quantitative component, the supply of new aircraft, repairs are not canceled.
    1. Local from the Volga
      Local from the Volga 25 October 2020 23: 22
      +1
      Movers are just a little different, not planned!
      1. Pamir
        Pamir 25 October 2020 23: 29
        -2
        Read the last sentence carefully, quality capabilities for hundreds of aircraft, even if they are different, will not give. And the question is, what is phenomenal in the new engine?
    2. Iline
      Iline 26 October 2020 11: 03
      0
      The trouble is that the old NK-32s were extremely "gluttonous". So it turned out the world's largest strategic aircraft, which was presented as a great achievement. It was necessary to provide for large volumes of fuel. Although this is a very big disadvantage for military aviation. In the days of the USSR, they turned a blind eye to this, in our times they thought about it. So they put a more economical engine.
      1. Pamir
        Pamir 26 October 2020 21: 18
        -1
        The dimensions of the aircraft with the new engine have changed? The range of the TU 160 and with the old ones is sufficient. What is fundamentally new with the new engine? Do you determine that if 15 Carcasses are equipped with more economical engines in 30 years, this will increase the capabilities of the Aerospace Forces? Sorry, not so naive. Engines are being changed now due to the development of flight hours by old engines. Yes, they have been modernized in terms of efficiency, but how old are the carriers themselves? Without quantitative replacement with new aircraft, this is a drop in the ocean. And the flight hours, the gliders themselves, will serve in fifteen years and then What? How old are the carcasses? One concern of fuel consumption, the general problem of potential, replacing the nodes of individual nodes will not make up.
        At one time, the planned replacement of power units due to wear on the carriers was not even included in the cost of strengthening the country's defense power, this was done on a planned basis without attracting attention and unnecessary media coverage.
        The replacement of old power plants on carriers will not add to the quality capabilities of the Aerospace Forces, because the necessary quantitative component, the supply of new aircraft, the replacement of modernized engines, are not canceled.
        1. Iline
          Iline 27 October 2020 07: 21
          +1
          Sorry, but you are a little out of touch with the issue under discussion. You just need to carefully read the article to the end. Does the fact that the Kazan aircraft plant resumed production of the Tu-160 with new equipment does not bother you? And what engines should be installed on these airplanes?
          And about the flight range - in the cruise flight mode, the range may not differ much, 1000 km is not entirely important, but the trouble with the old NK-32 is that when switching to supersonic, this very parameter "range" could be immediately forgotten. This is exactly what was corrected in the engines of the new series.
        2. Volder
          Volder 27 October 2020 19: 03
          0
          Quote: Pamir
          Without quantitative replacement by new aircraft, this is a drop in the ocean. And the gliders themselves will serve the flight hours in fifteen years, and then what? How old are carcasses?
          First, the serial production of new Tu-160M2 began. By 2030, 15 bombers will have time to be commissioned.
          Secondly, the obsolescence of the airframe metal of the existing Tu-160 is an extremely distant period. The glider can be operated for at least 60 years. For example, the American B-52 Stratofortress is already 60 years old, but their service life is being extended and even going to be modernized. In addition, the Tu-160 began to fly actively only for the last 6 years, and before that they flew less. Therefore, it turns out that we will not see the decommissioning of the Tu-160 until 2045.
        3. ZEMCH
          ZEMCH 27 October 2020 19: 12
          0
          Quote: Pamir
          The dimensions of the aircraft with the new engine have changed? The range of the TU 160 and with the old ones is sufficient. What is fundamentally new with the new engine? Do you determine that if 15 Carcasses are equipped with more economical engines in 30 years, this will increase the capabilities of the Aerospace Forces? Sorry, not so naive. Engines are being changed now due to the development of flight hours by old engines. Yes, they have been modernized in terms of efficiency, but how old are the carriers themselves? Without quantitative replacement with new aircraft, this is a drop in the ocean. And the flight hours, the gliders themselves, will serve in fifteen years and then What? How old are the carcasses? One concern of fuel consumption, the general problem of potential, replacing the nodes of individual nodes will not make up.

          The production was started not only for the remotorization of the modernized sides, but also for the construction of new ones. Russia completely restores production of Tu-160 with the letter M2
  15. Alexander Yaroshenko
    Alexander Yaroshenko 26 October 2020 01: 12
    -4
    Yes, when they start to build them, for twenty years everyone has been promising Putinyugints
  16. certero
    certero 26 October 2020 01: 32
    -7
    Soyuz built Tu160 in a series of hundreds of machines ...
    Eh ...
    1. Simargl
      Simargl 26 October 2020 04: 14
      +5
      Quote: certero
      Soyuz built Tu160 in a series of hundreds of machines ...
      In fact, only 35 of them were made! Including experimental.