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    A bear with a 'friend' Smile

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    JohninMK wrote:A bear with a 'friend' Smile


    Yes, come closer, let me scan every detail, muhahaha. Twisted Evil
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:57 pm


    Related to Tu-160M2 and PAK-DA:

    Kazan Aviation Plant restored Electron-beam welding of titanium

    At the Kazan Aviation Plant. S.P. Gorbunova electron-beam welding of titanium was restored in record time. The technology is restored on a new, modern technical basis.


    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/92824/

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    Post  George1 on Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:09 am

    White Swans' Nest: The Birthplace of New Russian Strategic Bombers

    An aircraft factory in Kazan is expected to become the birthplace of a new generation of Russian Tu-160 long-range supersonic bomber aircraft known throughout the world as the White Swan.

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that the assembly of the new supersonic heavy strategic bombers will be taking place at an aircraft factory in Russia’s Republic of Tatarstan.

    According to Rogozin, the manufacturing process itself will be handled by the Kazan Aircraft Production Association, as the plant has already managed to master all the required production techniques like electron beam welding of titanium.

    Earlier Yuri Slyusar, chief of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), announced that the UAC plans to manufacture up to 50 upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bombers from 2022.

    The Tu-160 is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber, the largest and heaviest Mach 2+ supersonic aircraft ever built and probably the fastest bomber aircraft currently in use. The warplane, dubbed 'White Swan' by Russian pilots and referred to as ‘Blackjack’ by NATO forces, is capable of engaging ground targets around the globe with both conventional and nuclear weapons.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201704251052985821-bomber-aircraft-production/


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    Post  ATLASCUB on Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:19 pm

    JohninMK wrote:A bear with a 'friend' Smile


    With those drop tanks..no need to scan much Smile

    Won't be long before we see a bulge on the F-22 intakes ala F-18/15/16 mods.
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    Post  George1 on Sun May 14, 2017 6:50 am

    Russia's ambitious plans for strategic bombers

    It is probably time for a quick update on the status of the Russian strategic bomber modernization program. Russia seems to have quite a big plan. Two years ago, in May 2015, the air force announced that it wants to buy as many 50 new Tu-160 aircraft. This is apparently still very much the plan - in an interview last month the head of the United Aircraft Corporation said that the industry expects to produce from 30 to 50 new aircraft, which are now known as Tu-160-M2. Production is expected to begin in 2021.

    Meanwhile, all 16 "old" Tu-160 bombers that are currently in service will be completely refurbished. Initially, the idea was to complete the overhaul by 2019, but in the most recent announcement, made by Yuri Borisov, the deputy minister of defense last month, the date was left uncertain - it's only that the old Tu-160 will remain in force until the arrival of the new Tu-160M2. Some Tu-160 bomber are already undergoing modernization, but it is difficult to say whether it is a "new" modernization or the "old" one - see the discussion in this post.

    According to Borisov, Tu-95MS should be able to stay in service as long as it is necessary to be eventually replaced by the new PAK-DA. The original plan for PAK-DA was that it will make its first flight in 2019 and begin service in 2023. The work on PAK-DA is said to be underway since 2011. The contract was awarded to Tupolev design bureau in 2014.

    It's hard to say how realistic (or indeed reasonable) is the plan to have all these modernization and new design and construction programs at the same time. The industry has its share of problems, so it should not surprise anyone if all dates will begin to "move to the right."

    http://russianforces.org/blog/2017/05/russias_ambitious_plans_for_st.shtml


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    Post  GarryB on Sun May 14, 2017 11:14 am

    In other words they are going to build a high tech factory for making strategic bombers and we are going to start by remaking the Tu-160 with modern materials and upgraded engines... we are going to likely make about 50 of them to create a viable force of strategic supersonic bombers.

    The problem is that supersonic bombers are not cheap to operate so when we have done that we will produce some cheaper to operate subsonic flying wing bombers called PAK DA in the same factory that will eventually replace the old Tu-160s and Tu-95s currently in service.

    Makes perfect rational sense to me.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:25 pm

    MOSCOW, June 2. / TASS /. The defense industry began manufacturing the first units of the Tu-160 missile carrier, the production of which is being revived in Russia. This was stated by the head of the Russian military department, Army General Sergei Shoigu, during a conference call at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

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    Russia hypersonic missiles on board TU-22 or even MIG29

    Post  gaurav on Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:47 pm

    Russian tu-160 upgrade


    Interfax wrote:Kazan. June 7. Interfax - developing a strategic missile carrier of the future - PAK DA (PAK DA) - should be held
    as much as weapons can be inconspicuous and use any airfields, he told reporters Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.
          "He should as long as possible barazhirovat, be on duty in the air, take off and land with almost any airfield, have a good load
    capacity to carry as many weapons to be inconspicuous. A requirement, for example, to the flight speed is not so relevant in the
    presence of new features in aircraft weapons ", - said Yu.Borisov at the Kazan aviation plant.
          According to him, time does not stand, the requirements for long-range aviation aircrafts are changing, growing characteristics
    of airborne weapons.
          "Rockets begin to shoot farther, faster, on the approach hypersound, so we do not put forward by the aircrafts perspective
    shape long-range aircraft such serious requirements for its flight performance
    ," - said Yu.Borisov.
          According to the deputy head of the military establishment, the PAK DA goes after the restoration of the Tu-160 with a new
    look. At the same time before the industry supplied the demand reuse of equipment and technological approaches to twice not
    to pay for pre-production and development.
          "The avionics, which we plan on Tu-160m2, has the most to migrate to the PAK DA. Naturally, aircraft hull and engines will
    be others, but where you can unify and save on training, we will do so in order to reduce the cost of these projects" - said Yu.Borisov.
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    Re: Tu-160 and Tu-95MS ( Blackjack and Bears )

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:42 am

    So the bolded bit basically says the new cruise missiles they are developing will be hypersonic so the aircraft carrying the missiles don't need to be hypersonic...


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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:22 pm

    New capabilities of Tu-95MS with control systems from "Gefest"



    In another article by Alexei Ramm and Dmitry Litovkin, from today's issue of Izvestia you can find interesting material about the modernization of the Tu-95MS - the Bears will see the targets behind the enemy's rear. Russian strategic missile carriers are connected to a unique network-centric control system. "

    Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS will be able to receive real-time coordinates of targets and immediately destroy them with a missile attack. Such an opportunity will be provided by the installation of a special computing subsystem of the SVP, developed and manufactured by Hephaestus and T. At present, the coordinates of the targets are laid in the memory of missiles at the airfield before the missile carrier ascends into the air. According to experts, the new system seriously increases the capabilities of Russian combat aviation to find and destroy targets in real time.

    The principle of the new system is quite simple. Servicemen on the ground with the help of a special terminal transmit the coordinates of the target to the aircraft. The onboard system of the SVP calculates all the parameters and puts the flight task into the head of the missile guidance. And the crew of the "Bear" can only run it.

    As "Izvestia" was told to the Defense Ministry, until recently the project of equipping the fleet of Tu-95MS with the SVP system was implemented by initiative of the company "Gefest and T". But now these works are included in the long-term plan for the development of Russian long-range aviation.

    In the company "Gefest and T" Izvestia confirmed that the work on equipping the Tu-95MS with the SVP system is underway. But they refrained from further comment.

    At present, the Russian SV-24M front-line bombers, Su-33 deck fighters, and the Tu-22M3 long-range bombers are equipped with a special computing subsystem of the SVP. In the troops, the updated planes are called "ogefeshennye". They showed a unique efficiency during the operation of the Russian Air and Space Forces in Syria.

    Thanks to the SVP, planes hit terrorist targets with conventional unguided bombs with precision not inferior to controlled airborne weapons. On the ground targets for bombers and fighters are found in the Special Operations Forces. On the electronic map, the soldiers indicate the point to be hit, as well as the target parameters. Then the information is transferred to the aircraft.

    According to independent military expert Anton Lavrov, SVP is often considered an ordinary sight. But in fact it is network-centric (when all participants are integrated into a single information system) an automated control system. In the SVP in real time, there is a continuous exchange of information between ground forces and aviation.

    "Currently, Russian military aerial reconnaissance vehicles use cruise missiles only on previously detected targets," said Anton Lavrov. - The SVP seriously increases the capabilities of Russian combat aviation to find and destroy targets in real time. Tu-95MS with SVP can be in the air for up to 30 hours and conduct combat patrols. At any time, his crew, at the request of ground troops, will strike high-precision strikes at a distance of up to 1,500 km.

    As noted by the expert, "Bears" are needed for operations, when the targets are very far from the airfields of Russian combat aircraft. Tu-95MS with SVPs will be especially useful for Russian military communications in local wars and armed conflicts of low intensity. Also, these machines will be able to effectively support the raids of special operations forces.

    Tu-95MS is an updated version of the Soviet strategic bomber Tu-95, adopted in service in the late 1950s. The car received a new wing, as well as more economical turboprop engines NK-12MP. The first flight of the MC was in 1979. And two years later their serial production began.

    Until 1992, about a hundred upgraded strategic missile carriers were launched. At present, the Armed Forces of Russia has 60 Tu-95MS. The range of the "Bear" flight without refueling in the air is more than 10 thousand km. Ammunition of the machine - eight cruise missiles Kh-555 or Kh-101.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:54 am

    New Tu-95MS strike by Κh-101 cruise missiles against targets in Syria



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    Post  AK-Rex on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:11 am

    The defense Ministry showed the results of the X-101 missiles.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm

    The unfinished glider of the Tu-160 bomber was delivered to the final assembly shop of the Kazan plant

    According to the Kazan edition of BUSINESS Online in the article "Project Tu-160M2:" wings spread their wings, "a prototype of the new strategic bomber Tu-160M2 will be handed over to the flight test station of the Kazan Aviation Plant in three months.


    The glider of the unfinished Tu-160 aircraft with serial number 0804 is transported to the final assembly shop of the Kazan Aviation Plant. Kazan, 2017 (c) "Forward" (via BUSINESS Online)

    YES WE CAN

    The car # 804 will become the prototype of the Tu-160M2, after all, from zero, for a full cycle, a new bomber will be able to produce at best in 2021. In February, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov confirmed BUSINESS Online's suppositions that the first Tu-160M2 would be a reserve: "We need to raise the first aircraft in 2018 from the reserve." The rate of production will be two or three cars a year.

    As we already mentioned, in 2018 they will raise not the full Tu-160 in a new guise, but its prototype. It will be only a demonstration of the fact that KAZ and Russia as a whole are able to repeat technologies more than 30 years ago with some modern variations. After all, as the president of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar stated, the experimental design work (OCD) for the Tu-160M2 will be completed only in 2021.

    For example, as stated in the concern "Radioelectronic Technologies", a new complex of airborne equipment will be created by 2020. We are talking about the development of new communication systems, electronic warfare, navigation, weapons control, and control. At PJSC "Kuznetsov" only the serial assembly of new engines for the strategist - NK-32-02 has just begun. Today a long-range cruise missile is being developed for the bomber - the Kh-DB. It is known that its predecessor - the X-101 missile with a conventional charge has a range of 3 thousand kilometers. The new missile will have a much longer range ...

    Only in April at KAZ again after more than two decades launched the electron-beam welding section. We are talking about vacuum annealing and welding of knots from titanium, for which once unique installations of electron-beam welding (ELU-24) and annealing (UVN-45) were used. "The first industrial, or combat, welding of the spar for the first production aircraft is being carried out," Yuri Borisov, deputy defense minister, said in Kazan. - We will wait for the results - the commission will check the quality of all the seams, will report to us. All preliminary welding showed that the technology was restored ... A great deal of work has been done, we have already several times addressed with words of gratitude to the entire industry, which, in a fairly short time, ahead of the previously scheduled schedules, restored the technological processes associated with the reproduction of the Tu-160M2 ".

    The machine No. 804 will become the prototype of the Tu-160M2, since from the ground up, in a full cycle, a new bomber will be able to produce at best in 2021.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:49 am

    Russian Defense Ministry Says Eyeing Purchase of 50 Modernized Tu-160 Bombers

    The Russian deputy defense minister said that Russia planned to buy some 50 modernized Tu-160 bombers.

    ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to buy some 50 modernized Tu-160 bombers the serial production of which will begin in 2012, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said Tuesday.

    "The serial production of three or four planes a year will begin in 2021. We intend to buy around 50 planes of this brand," Borisov told reporters.

    The Tu-160, one of Russia’s most formidable weapons, is a supersonic variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber/missile carrier.

    It is designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons.

    Tu-160 bombers have participated in Russia's campaign against terrorists in Syria.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201707181055658243-russia-tu160-bombers-purchase/


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    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:33 am

    Upgrade of Russian strategic bombers tops Defense Ministry’s priority list

    These planes are an important component of the country’s nuclear potential, the Russian defense minister says

    MOSCOW, August 4. /TASS/. The work to extend the service life of Tupolev Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers and raise their combat efficiency is on the Russian Defense Ministry’s priority list, Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Friday.

    "We’ll continue discussing today how tasks are being solved to develop the fleet of Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers. These planes are an important component of the country’s nuclear potential," the defense minister said at the ministry’s conference call.

    These planes carry out regular flights under the nuclear containment plan over the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea and also in eastern areas, the defense minister said.

    "That is why, extending the service life of the missile carriers and raising their combat efficiency are among our priority tasks. Now the public joint-stock company Tupolev is carrying out modernization of the planes jointly with other industrial enterprises and also repairing aviation engines, onboard equipment and reproducing new units and assemblies. Considering the high significance of works being carried out, we’ll discuss what has been done over this month," the defense minister said.

    The Tu-160 is the Soviet strategic missile carrier armed with cruise missiles that can carry nuclear warheads. Along with the Tu-95MS missile carrier, the Tu-160 makes part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces along with the ground-based missile systems and submarines.


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    Post  T-47 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:42 pm

    I'd love to see at least a few Tu-95s are active to achieve 100 years of operational service!!!!!

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:28 am

    T-47 wrote:I'd love to see at least a few Tu-95s are active to achieve 100 years of operational service!!!!!
    Possible if you start counting by first flight of the design, back in the 50's. But it is still very far away if you start counting when the frames were produced, Tu-95MS are much newer than most people think, it is a deep modernization (including structural) of the original Tu-95, developed in the 70's and produced till the early 90's, so the oldest Tu-95 in service nowadays must be 40 years old (if there is any frame produced in the late 70's still flying), and the newest 25 years old.

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    Post  T-47 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:55 pm

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    Possible if you start counting by first flight of the design, back in the 50's. But it is still very far away if you start counting when the frames were produced, Tu-95MS are much newer than most people think, it is a deep modernization (including structural) of the original Tu-95, developed in the 70's and produced till the early 90's, so the oldest Tu-95 in service nowadays must be 40 years old (if there is any frame produced in the late 70's still flying), and the newest 25 years old.

    Yes I am aware of the that time frame. And I am counting it from first flight. Still it'll be an impressive achievement for aviation history.

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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:12 pm

    Link from Eehnie on another thread http://structure.mil.ru/structure/forces/vks/news/more.htm?id=12120918@egNews Link Yandex translated.

    Note the comment on the Tu-95 replaced by the PAK DA and a complete electronics upgrade to keep them going until then.

    All strategic bombers Tu-160, which are now in the battle of the aerospace defence forces of Russia, will be completely modernized. This was announced by Deputy defense Minister Yury Borisov during a visit to the Kazan aviation plant.

    "All 16 Tu-160 which are in service, one hundred percent will be subjected to radical modernization. This means that there will be only a glider. All cable work, all on-Board equipment will be dismantled. In addition, will be upgraded and the Tu-22M3" – said the Deputy Minister.

    He stressed that resource available Tu-160 fully enough prior to the entry into operation of the new Tu-160M2, the production of which will be restored in Russia.

    "All this was confirmed by calculations, carried out practical investigations of the main structures of the body. These studies confirm that strength reserve is very high and the resource stock of the Tu-160 is almost limitless," – said Yuri Borisov.

    In addition, the resource turboprop strategic bombers Tu-95 is maximally extended as long as the system does not enter a promising aviation complex distant aviation (PAK DA). This aircraft is planned in the new state armament programme for the years 2018-2025.

    "We'll do our best to prolong its life by replacing the entire fleet of on-Board equipment, – said the Deputy head of the military Department, because huge amounts of money invested in maintaining this car, and she will live at least until then, until we reach the serial production of advanced complex of distant aircraft PAK YES."

    According to Yuri Borisov, the PAK DA is to actually replace the Tu-95.

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    Post  Austin on Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:46 am

    NK-32 Engine Tu-160

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    Post  franco on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:03 am

    PJSC "Tupolev" continues to successfully carry out work on the modernization of long-range aviation complexes.

    On August 28, Tupolev transferred the Tu-160 aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The strategic missile carrier was overhauled with the modernization of the first stage.

    Also, on August 10 and 30, two regular upgraded Tu-95MS aircraft were transferred to the Russian Air Force. At the turboprop strategic missile carriers, work was carried out to modernize the first stage.

    Earlier, in early July, the bomber-missile carrier Tu-22M3 was transferred to the operating organization, which was repaired at the enterprise with modernization.

    Modernized Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 have undergone the necessary ground and flight tests in full.

    "The necessary works have been carried out at the aviation complexes transferred for modernization to Tupolev, all bearer and acceptance-delivery flights have been successfully passed, the planes have been sent to their main bases," said Alexander Konyukhov, General Director of PJSC Tupolev.

    NOTE: the Tu-22M3 may have been the first of 30 contracted for -22M3M modernization or another SVP24-22 upgrade. There are approximately 14 Tu-95MSM's and 7 Tu-160M's modernized now.
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    Post  George1 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:36 am

    In the Soviet past, over several thousand engineers worked on the design of the world's largest supersonic bomber Tu-160 for over a decade. Today, in the framework of the program for the aircraft modernization, the Tupolev company has introduced new methods for designing and manufacturing.

    For instance, a unified information system (EIS) is used to digitize design documentation and to launch the production of Tu-160M2 "in digital". In total, it is planned to attract about 1,500 specialists to participate in the project. Using the EIS would allow to finish all the work in about four years.
    "Tu-160M2 differs from its predecessor by a totally new complex of on-board electronics and a set of weapons," Russia Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said earlier. - Tu-160 in the M2 variant will be an absolutely new aircraft with a new on-board radio electronic equipment, but has the old well-known look. Its efficiency will increase two and a half times compared to its predecessor."

    The aircraft was manufactured by the Kazan Aviation Plant since 1984. The last machine was handed over to the customer in 2008. In order to use the latest achievements in the field of digitalization and updating the product life cycle, United Aircraft Corporation along with the MoD of Russia have launched a project to digitize the Tu-160 design documentation.

    In the framework of the Tu-160M2 project, special work has been carried out, such as the protection of data exchange channels, a unified network with centralized corporate apps has been set up and exchange of design and engineering data was orginized.

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