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The first modernized Tu-160M ​​completed the stage of factory tests

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The first modernized strategic missile carrier Tu-160M ​​with new NK-32-02 engines has completed the stage of factory tests and is entering the preliminary stage. The plane flew to the airfield in Zhukovsky. This was reported by the press service of Rostec.


The White Swan made a flight from the Kazan aircraft plant to the Tupolev flight test base in Zhukovsky near Moscow. The missile carrier was piloted by a crew led by test pilot Anri Naskidyants. The flight took place in normal mode without any comments.

According to the UAC, the first Tu-160M ​​successfully completed factory tests that took place at the Kazan aircraft plant, and was transferred to Zhukovsky for preparation for the next stage of preliminary tests.

The new Tu-160M ​​missile carrier is equipped with new NK-32-02 engines and upgraded on-board equipment, which has improved the characteristics of the base vehicle. The aircraft has successfully passed factory tests

- said in a statement.

As previously explained in the corporation, on the deeply modernized Tu-160M, new flight and navigation equipment, an on-board communications complex, a control system, a radar station, an electronic countermeasures complex, as well as new NK-32-02 engines (series 2) were installed, the serial production of which restored in Samara (UEC-Kuznetsov JSC).

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.
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  1. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 11 March 2021 06: 50
    +11
    The first one went !!! yes
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 11 March 2021 07: 08
      +19
      Good thing, let the number of take-offs always equal the number of landings!
  2. Jacket in stock
    Jacket in stock 11 March 2021 06: 58
    -3
    And I think that there would be more benefit from the resumption of production of TU-95. He could not only carry missiles, but also "cast iron", and work as a scout, and a naval patrolman and so on ...
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 11 March 2021 08: 23
      +3
      resumption of production of TU-95

      There are plenty of gliders, upgrade to the maximum exhaustion of possibilities, in fact, its relevance will end earlier than the resource of gliders.
      In fact, his last mission is to hold out until the required amount of PAKDA is made.
      1. Jacket in stock
        Jacket in stock 11 March 2021 09: 37
        +1
        Quote: Runoway
        hold out until the required amount of PAKDA is made

        What is PAKDA in our performance is still not clear.
        But according to the experience of the same American, neither the advanced B-1, nor the super-duper B-2 could replace the good old B-52. And the promising B-21 will not be able to either, they do not even try.
        Expensive, expensive, expensive, and not versatile.
        Likewise, our "bear" is cheaper to operate and more versatile in possible use of the platform.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 11 March 2021 09: 48
          +2
          Quote: Jacket in stock
          And the promising B-21 will not be able to either, they do not even try.
          Expensive, expensive, expensive, and not versatile.

          In this matter, arsenals converted from cargo aircraft seem to be the best option.
        2. Runoway
          Runoway 11 March 2021 10: 28
          0
          Expensive, expensive, expensive

          You yourself answered the question why the B-2 could not replace the B-52
          B-1 Lancer is not a strategist by nature and should not be mentioned.
          But just the B-21, like our PAKDA, is created to replace the oldies from the 50s
          1. Jacket in stock
            Jacket in stock 11 March 2021 11: 41
            +4
            Quote: Runoway
            The B-21, like our PAKDA, is created to replace the oldies from the 50s

            No, nifiga.
            both B-21 and PAKDA are niche aircraft for the last war against a high-tech enemy with powerful air defense and other attributes of the end of the world.
            And the old people are suitable for any occasion, so that it is cheap and cheerful.
            As the "cat" correctly wrote - flying arsenals, capable, even if slowly and thundering throughout the entire district, cheaply bring to anywhere in the world fucking million tons of "cast iron" of any kind.
    2. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 11 March 2021 12: 20
      0
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      And I think that there would be more benefit from the resumption of production of TU-95.

      To paraphrase Vladimir Vladimirovich-
      "And me
      in reality
      the only thing you need is
      so more aircraft
      good
      and different. " yes
  3. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 11 March 2021 07: 00
    0
    "New engines" and "production restored" somehow do not fit together very well. I thought where they came from all of a sudden, but the second phrase alerted me. More new swans, the glider won't last forever. I wonder how much one costs approximately. Does anyone know?
    1. Ren
      Ren 11 March 2021 07: 12
      +4
      Quote: TerraSandera
      More new swans, the glider won't last forever. I wonder how much one costs approximately. Does anyone know?

      According to publicly available data, the contract is for 10 pcs. - about 160 billion rubles, i.e. 1 piece = 16 billion rubles.
      https://www.vedomosti.ru/technology/articles/2018/01/25/748964-tu-160m2?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=social&utm_content=748964-tu-160m2
      1. Ren
        Ren 11 March 2021 07: 13
        +1
        In total, as Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced earlier, 50 Tu-160M2s will be ordered. Thus, the total cost of the program, taking into account R&D and the cost of renewing production facilities (this item is 37 billion rubles), can amount to more than 900 billion rubles, and their production will take KAZ until the mid-30s. XXI century
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 March 2021 07: 03
    +9
    Clear peaceful sky, our modernized "firstborn".
  5. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 March 2021 07: 20
    +6
    Are we waiting for Tu22M3M with NK-32-02?
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 11 March 2021 08: 40
      +1
      Not soon, and there are not enough of them "alive" by the time of the turn, the issue of modernization may not be relevant
      -PAKDA
      - modernization of Tu-160
      -new Tu-160
      - modernization of Tu-95
      How expensive it is and all this is strategists, more importantly the Tu-22m3m, the population does not have enough money for everything, the mortality rate is high + the appetite of the authorities
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 11 March 2021 09: 02
        0
        Tu22M3 voiced that they will restore and unify with Tu160 ....... There are not enough strategists and will supplement them at the expense of Tu22M3M
        1. Runoway
          Runoway 11 March 2021 09: 19
          0
          voiced
          Ours are good at it, but not very good at doing it.
          Tu22M3M will not complement strategists in any way, even with the possibility of refueling.
          Its only last chord and the expediency of modernization is as a carrier of the "dagger"
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 11 March 2021 09: 22
            +1
            Tu22MzM with unified avionics with Tu160 is already flying ..... As far as I understand, they will correct the situation with mono-weapons for all bombers. make a "short" CD .....
          2. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 14 March 2021 15: 48
            0
            Why? It was called "Eurostrateg" even under the USSR. The range will be added ..... KR "short" with a range of 1000-15000 km will give him, "Dagger" 2 pieces will be worn.
        2. sifgame
          sifgame 14 March 2021 15: 17
          0
          Tu-22M3 cannot complement Tu-160 in any way, long-range bomber and strategist are still different
  6. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera 11 March 2021 08: 19
    +8
    More Tu 160 and Tu22. Another would be to update the moment 31, while there is no worthy replacement. Strong aviation, a guarantee of independence.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 11 March 2021 09: 04
      +3
      Let the MiG31 fly as it flies. Su57 for the conveyor and the modernized Su30 (with avionics and Su57 engines) in large quantities instead of Su34 / 30/35 and you can think of a light-medium fighter with one "Product-30"
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 March 2021 12: 43
    +2
    It remains only to gesticulate: good Well, it's not a sin for the firstborn drinks