A source in the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation announced the completion of the modernization of the first two-seat combat training attack aircraft Su-25UB of the Russian Air Force.
"At present, the aircraft is being received by the military for flight tests and a comprehensive assessment of the modernization carried out," he said. "Military Industrial Courier".
The source noted that the flight tests of the upgraded attack aircraft are scheduled for August of this year.
“After a small amount of factory tests, a special flight test of the aircraft will be conducted,” he said.
According to a source in the military-industrial complex, state tests of the attack aircraft are not planned, only special flight tests will be conducted, since the single-seat version of the aircraft had previously successfully completed the program of state tests.
“Due to the large volume of newly installed on-board equipment on the upgraded Su-25UB, special flight tests will last at least one and a half years,” he stressed.
Previously, there were reports that it took several years to prepare for the modernization of the Su-25UB, but it began just now. Earlier it was planned that the aircraft will receive the full range of equipment, equipment and weapons that are adopted for the Su-25CM3 (Su-25CM).
The modernization of the first combat trainer Su-25UB of the Russian Air Force has been completed
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