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"Tested air defense capabilities": Russian Tu-214ON made its first flight in a new capacity

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"Tested air defense capabilities": Russian Tu-214ON made its first flight in a new capacity

The Russian Tu-214ON Open Skies aircraft made its maiden flight as a reconnaissance aircraft.


It is reported RIA News with reference to the military-diplomatic source.

The Tu-214ON aircraft took off from the airfield near Taganrog, after which it flew along the coast of the Crimea and Krasnodar Territory. The main task is to check the camouflage of military objects and the ability of the air defense system to detect air targets in the passive location mode. The flight was completed on Thursday, March 4, and the plane has now returned to Moscow.

(...) Tu-214ON performed an observation and reconnaissance flight from a military airfield near Taganrog along the coasts of the Krasnodar Territory and Crimea. Its main goal was to check the camouflage and security of military facilities, units and formations located there, including the Sevastopol and Novorossiysk naval bases.

- said the source.

According to him, the first flight lasted more than 3 hours, following its results a decision will be made to modernize the equipment to perform tasks in the interests of the Russian Armed Forces.

Recall that after the US withdrawn from the Open Skies Treaty, Russia began a similar procedure. As the Ministry of Defense said earlier, after leaving the Don, the Open Skies planes are supposed to be used for reconnaissance, monitoring the security of military facilities, assessing the results of weapons tests and the effectiveness of exercises.
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  1. Grits
    Grits 6 March 2021 06: 45
    +18
    Good. So there was a use for this aircraft - more useful and more practical.
    1. oleg-gr
      oleg-gr 6 March 2021 07: 09
      +8
      "... made its maiden flight as a reconnaissance aircraft." New status and new tasks. As they say - good luck.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 6 March 2021 08: 18
      -9
      And what's the point?
      There is only one plane, but at least two dozen are needed:
      1. Radio intelligence officers - at least 5,
      2. AWACS 1 line - at least 5,
      3. Tankers for fighters - min. five.
      All this must not only be done and assembled, it is also necessary to catch childhood illnesses and debug, then hand it over to the Armed Forces - let them fly around: everything, everything, will take at least 10 years.
      1. Orange bigg
        Orange bigg 6 March 2021 09: 15
        +11
        Quote: hydrox
        And what's the point?
        There is only one plane, but at least two dozen are needed:
        1. Radio intelligence officers - at least 5,
        2. AWACS 1 line - at least 5,
        3. Tankers for fighters - min. five.
        All this must not only be done and assembled, it is also necessary to catch childhood illnesses and debug, then hand it over to the Armed Forces - let them fly around: everything, everything, will take at least 10 years.


        They will convert the Tu-214ON into the Tu-214R. Or a new one will be built.
        News from June 2020. Tu-214 is being produced.
        In Kazan, another Tu-214 aircraft with registration number 64532, built by the Kazan Aviation Plant named after S.P. Gorbunov (a branch of Tupolev PJSC) This is the 32nd Tu-214 built in Kazan and at the same time the 86th Tu-204/214 aircraft.

        https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/133518/

        .Tu-214R (product 411) is an AWACS aircraft for radio-technical and optical-electronic reconnaissance, developed in the late 2000s on the basis of the passenger Tu-214 to replace the Il-20. Adopted for service.

        The aircraft is equipped with a multi-frequency radio-technical complex MRK-411 with radar stations for side and all-round viewing developed by TsNIRTI im. Academician A. I. Berg, as well as the high-resolution optical-electronic system "Fraction".

        As of October 2015, 2 aircraft are being tested (RF-64511, RF-64514).

        https://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A2%D1%83-214%D0%A0

        AWACS.
        A-50U made its first flight only in 2011. Two years later, the aircraft was put into service. To date, only three expensive cars have been built. Although, of course, we could have done more. However, the A-50U is an "intermediate" AWACS aircraft. In the foreseeable future, the A-100 "Premier" should appear, surpassing the "ear" in capabilities. However, the "intermediate" variant also made a serious leap forward.

        https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/151381/

        By tankers.
        On November 29, 2017, at the Aviastar-SP plant in Ulyanovsk, the first Russian Il-78M-90A tanker (onboard 78741, head 0201) was transferred to the flight test station. The aircraft was assembled under a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense to carry out development work to create a promising aircraft. The need for tankers is at least 20 vehicles.

        Il-78M-90A is the first tanker aircraft produced in post-perestroika Russia. Until now, all Il-78 aircraft were assembled in Uzbekistan at the Tashkent Aviation Production Association named after I. V.P. Chkalova (TAPOiCH).

        https://aviation21.ru/il-78m-90a-novyj-letayushhij-tanker/

        The Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract for the supply of the first batch of Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. The manufacturing enterprise Aviastar-SP JSC will supply the military with ten state-of-the-art aircraft based on the Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft. As the developers note, if necessary, the new machine can perform transport functions and even be used to extinguish fires. The Il-78M-90A has an increased carrying capacity and range, it is capable of simultaneously refueling two aircraft in the air or four on the ground. According to experts, the appearance of such machines in the Russian Aerospace Forces will significantly expand the capabilities of long-range combat aviation.

        https://russian.rt.com/russia/article/814424-il-78m-90a-samolyot-zapravschik
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 6 March 2021 10: 39
          -8
          I hope you understand that I was not writing about platforms, but about functions.
          To build a platform is only a quarter of the business and finances, but to hand over a function to the MO is also a cost equal to the cost of 5 platforms. So after all, we do not need the development of funds (it is known HOW it is done), but combat vehicles-functions.
          Compare the number of service planes of our enemies with our corresponding availability - you will cry! crying
          1. Egg
            Egg 6 March 2021 15: 15
            +2
            verbiage podind @ sky wink
            1. Vladimir Mashkov
              Vladimir Mashkov 7 March 2021 10: 09
              +2
              This flight had a wonderful route: both a check and a warning to some overly hot lads! lol
      2. musorg
        musorg 6 March 2021 12: 07
        +3
        Nothing else to say? Move your brains, you can understand at least something!
      3. Sergey Averchenkov
        Sergey Averchenkov 6 March 2021 15: 28
        +3
        I was waiting for such an answer. As I said, from about the third message they start to shit. And no matter what the conversation is about - about the education system or about Poseidon - they will always and consistently shit. Yes, yes, I'm talking about you dear hydrox.
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        2. hydrox
          hydrox 7 March 2021 10: 25
          -3
          You see how your baseless aggressiveness towards opponents is assessed in society, even if you don't like their point of view: we are not in a wolf pack.
      4. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 6 March 2021 15: 45
        +2
        Quote: hydrox
        And what's the point?
        There is only one plane, but at least two dozen are needed:

        It is better to form three or an air division to detect the positions of our own air defense missile systems and RTV ...
        AWACS 1 line - minimum 5

        For what purpose? This is a waste of the military forces of the Russian Federation, there are only 26 A-50U and 3 A-50M, what task will they perform in reconnaissance and verification of the operation of the Tu-214ON RTV?
        Fighter tankers - min. five.

        Fighters are not used when checking the operation of the Tu-214ON RTV ...
        Radio intelligence - at least 5

        The aircraft indicated in the article performs its operations by itself ...
        In addition, he is not the only RF ...
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 6 March 2021 21: 15
          -3
          All the best.
    3. iouris
      iouris 6 March 2021 22: 07
      -3
      Quote: Gritsa
      So there was a use for this aircraft

      And before that what hindered ???
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 6 March 2021 06: 52
    +2
    Flies beautifully!
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 6 March 2021 09: 32
      +4
      Quote: Alien From
      Flies beautifully!


      Beautiful plane.

      . In Ulyanovsk, the Tu-204-300-100 aircraft with registration number RA-64053 made its first flight, which became the first Tu-204 aircraft built by Aviastar-SP JSC after a five-year break.

      https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/81974/

      The Tu-204SM is especially good.
      ... The Tupolev Design Bureau, as expected, created on the basis of the Tu-204 a whole family of various aircraft - 16. Among them are both passenger and cargo. And one of them, Tu-234, even became a long-haul one, its range is 9000 km. There are also vehicles for export - with an English-speaking cab.

      To date, only 76 aircraft have been built. The main customer of this aircraft is the Rossiya flight unit of the Presidential Administration. There are 13 aircraft in its fleet and 3 more have been ordered. In total, more than fifty different modifications of the Tu-204 have been ordered. Moreover, the main customers are the state structures of Russia. Among the commercial companies that are most actively expanding their fleet at the expense of the Tupolev aircraft are Transaero and Red Wings.

      In conclusion, it must be said that, according to experts, the most competitive in its class is the Tu-204SM modification. It can really compete on the market with such aircraft as the A320 and Boeing-737.

      LTH Tu-204SM, A321-200 and Boeing-737-900

      Number of passengers: 166-215 - 170-220 - 189

      Length: 46,1 m - 44,5 m - 42,1 m

      Fuselage width: 3,8 m - 3,95 m - 3,76 m

      Cabin width: 3,56 m - 3,70 m - 3,54 m

      Cabin height: 2,11 m - n / a - 2,20 m

      Height: 13,9 m - 11,7 m - n / a

      Wing area: 184,1 sqm - 122,6 sq.m. - n / a

      Maximum take-off weight: 108000 kg - 93500 kg - 74400 kg

      Maximum payload: 23000 kg - n / a - n / a

      Cruising speed: 850 km / h - 840 km / h - 852 km / h

      Service ceiling: 12100 m - 12000 m - 12500 m

      Flight range: 7300 km - 5950 km - 5800 km

      Engine thrust: 2 × 16000 kgf - 2 × 15000 kgf - 2 × 12400 kgf

      Fuel consumption: 3180 kg / h - 2500 kg / h - 3000 kg / h

      https://svpressa.ru/post/article/109040/
  3. Wedmak
    Wedmak 6 March 2021 06: 52
    +7
    Excellent, I would say the application. With its equipment, it can be useful in many places. Including in civilian life - control of the fire situation, operational mapping, assistance in natural disasters, etc.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 6 March 2021 08: 25
      -2
      Quote: Wedmak
      mapping,

      With the maps, you intercepted: there were two An-8 regiments in the Union, which were exclusively engaged in cartography, now it seems that no one is taking maps (if you look through the heap of atlases by region and see the print output.)
      1. bk316
        bk316 9 March 2021 16: 06
        0
        If you flip through the heap of atlases by region and see the print output

        Yeah, if you look, you can see that the base is 61 years old laughing Well in 60-90 nothing was mapped request In general, the need for paper maps has decreased by a factor of 1000000.

        But seriously, you went too far with your all-propanity specifically overdone it. The situation with civil cards has improved phenomenally. Previously, it was necessary to search for 2 kilometers by hook or by crook, kilometers were generally banned.
        The base was 20 years old. And now everything is straight from the tin with a resolution of 50 meters throughout Mother Russia. laughing
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 9 March 2021 17: 19
          -1
          Fu, how indecent it is to deceive the VO readership community.
          Having lost a lot of time, I leafed through about 40 regional atlases made at various factories, but did not find a single kilometer map, all scales start from 1: 200.
          It must be assumed that the rest of the figures were obtained by you according to the PPP scheme - yes, this is convenient, but it is caught ... I checked the correspondence of these maps with the real terrain - in most cases the map of the real terrain did not correspond.
          Good luck with your difficult mapping work! laughing
          1. bk316
            bk316 11 March 2021 12: 18
            -1
            Having lost a lot of time, I leafed through about 40 regional atlases

            And now everything is fresh with a resolution of 50 meters throughout Mother Russia. laughing

            And where did I write about the atlases? I'm talking about the fact that paper maps are in the distant past.
            See and admire - depth map with an accuracy of 30 cm. (30 CM KARL !!!)
            https://www.garmin.ru/eholoty/catalog/karty-vodoemov/dniepr-azovskoe-more-g3-vision/
          2. bk316
            bk316 11 March 2021 14: 29
            0
            In pursuit. And on Navionix, the 6-meter container standing on my site is marked as a separate building. Not only that 6 m, but also delivered just a year ago.
            Yes, what are you talking about, go to the Rosreestr website, there is certainly not a topographic map, but each kennel is marked as a separate object.
            Automatic cartography + satellite laughing
            And no one will print atlases, because why did they stop buying them?
            1. hydrox
              hydrox 11 March 2021 16: 50
              0
              As you say ... laughing
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 6 March 2021 09: 12
      +9
      control of the fire situation


      Have you seen his flying hour? Moreover, he can be in one place at the same time. For 5 years now, UAVs have been used for this. Which do the job cheaply and efficiently.


      operational mapping


      A challenge from the tube 70s? Now satellites revolve in the sky with a resolution of 40-50 cm per point. And algorithms for automatic mapping. Moreover, you can take the amount of data from 3-5 sources and combine.



      And there are even radar systems that can shoot at least a palace in Gelendzhik 24/7, regardless of the weather and visual camouflage. Tu-214ON cannot do that.


      And this is not billions of dollars, but a penny. Here is the Capella, which is now brazenly filming everything, was taken out for 8 million and the satellite itself is about 30 more. Actually, the whole system is private. I don’t even want to think about the launch of state agencies weighing tons and a price tag of billions.

      natural disaster relief


      Do not load the cargo into it. People won't fit in there either. Monitoring is again a UAV that can still make height maneuvers in dangerous areas. The carcass from the train and removal will not really show anything. Whereas the UAV can descend at least 100 meters and shoot everything in detail, as well as lay a complex profile in a small area.

      VKP - it will not take off either, there is no equipment, it is easier to rebuild the plane.
      1. bk316
        bk316 9 March 2021 16: 11
        0
        volume of data from 3-5 sources and combine.

        I remember very well how I was worn out with cards in the 80s, both for traveling and for work.
        And now there are NO problems AT ALL, a wonderful miracle of technological progress laughing
        Most of all, of course, pleases automatic cartography.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 March 2021 07: 09
    +1
    Its main goal was to check the camouflage and security of the military facilities, units and formations located there.
    It’s necessary. These events were also carried out in Soviet times, and at strategic sites there were schedules for the passage of American spy satellites.
    1. dedusik
      dedusik 6 March 2021 16: 17
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      It’s necessary. These events were also carried out in Soviet times, and at strategic sites there were schedules for the passage of American spy satellites.


      Well, yes, and at this time the radio silence mode was turned on, even the GSS in military research institutes and military units was forbidden to turn on, everything was under the seal.
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 March 2021 07: 25
    -3
    I hope that more than one such aircraft will be built, otherwise a single copy will quickly deplete its resource. ..
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 6 March 2021 07: 30
      -3
      Quote: Thrifty
      I hope that more than one such aircraft will be built, otherwise a single copy will quickly deplete its resource.
      Do not overdo it with frugality, laughing , the machine is very specific and as a full-fledged intelligence officer, it is most likely of little value.

      the ability of the air defense system to detect air targets in the passive location mode
      In fact, it acts as a target, a bit expensive for a KVM target.
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 6 March 2021 08: 01
        -2
        Well, yes, and American drlo planes are certainly the most protected in the world, and not the crap that glows like a Christmas tree on the radar.
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 6 March 2021 08: 17
          +1
          Quote: Quadro
          Well, yes, and American drlo planes are certainly the most protected in the world, and not the crap that glows like a Christmas tree on the radar.
          And what does AWACS have to do with it?

          To understand, try that the Tu-214ON is used, among other things, to check:
          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          system capacity AA defense to detect air targets in passive location mode
          It is not Tu that should be reconnaissance, but the air defense should detect. What's so hard about that?
    2. Gippo
      Gippo 6 March 2021 08: 15
      +2
      I hope that more than one such aircraft will be built, otherwise a single copy will quickly deplete its resource. ..


      In fact, Russia has two TU-214ON.
  6. Bez 310
    Bez 310 6 March 2021 07: 43
    -3
    No matter how beautifully they write, in fact
    everything is much simpler - these planes have nowhere
    do it, so they come up with "tasks" for them,
    which they cannot do, unless
    as a target.
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 6 March 2021 08: 02
      -3
      I keep in touch - such planes (including amerskie type avaks) are targets
      1. Bez 310
        Bez 310 6 March 2021 09: 22
        -1
        Quote: Quadro
        similar planes (including amerskie type avaks) are targets

        What did you want to say?
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 March 2021 07: 51
    +1
    Haven't you checked it before? It’s strange.
  8. Rriv
    Rriv 6 March 2021 10: 52
    +3
    In the meantime
  9. Peaceful SEO
    Peaceful SEO 6 March 2021 16: 33
    0
    Quote: hydrox
    And what's the point?
    There is only one plane, but at least two dozen are needed:
    1. Radio intelligence officers - at least 5,
    2. AWACS 1 line - at least 5,
    3. Tankers for fighters - min. five.
    All this must not only be done and assembled, it is also necessary to catch childhood illnesses and debug, then hand it over to the Armed Forces - let them fly around: everything, everything, will take at least 10 years.

    And what do you suggest? Spit and wait? And cut the carcass into nonferrous metals? Plus one scout is much better than plus zero scouts