Anti-submarine aircraft based on the passenger will appear in Russia

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base of the new aviation anti-submarine complex (Plac) will be the passenger liner Tu-204 or his version of the Tu-214. Technical requirements was prepared by the Navy command, according to the newspaper “Izvestia”.

to Transform into a fighting machine want already released aircraft. Part of the Plaka also includes new robotic tools, hunting submarines and anti-submarine weapons.

the Car will be equipped with the most modern weapons and equipment, including fighting robots. Experts believe that the complex will be the storm of nuclear submarines of the enemy. In addition to the usual sonar buoys and an on-Board search apparatus under the control of the crew pod from the aircraft unmanned boats. He will be in demand and to ensure that actions of Russian warships in the oceans.

Anti-submarine aircraft are now important, and the Tu-204 is well suited to perform their task, says former chief of naval staff Admiral Valentin Selivanov. The new aircraft will be able for hours to patrol a given area at high altitudes, remotely controlling the marine drones. High cruising speed will allow him to quickly move to any location in the search.

the Ministry of defence was going to upgrade all of his long Tu-142. They are able to search for submarines and Maritime reconnaissance a few thousand kilometers from the coast. But, according to media reports, these machines now in service are not more than two dozen. This limits the ability of the Russian Navy.

In December, the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu said that the air component of the nuclear triad of Russia was strengthened by upgrading the fleet long-range aviation and the manufacture of new aircraft. He also instructed to increase the number of warships armed with missiles “Caliber” and “Zircon”.

the Range “Calibers” are planning to do more twice. The creation of a “Caliber” with a flight range of more than 4.5 thousand kilometers included in the state armament programme until 2027.

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