Pilots of the Northern Fleet performed aerial reconnaissance of an ice field in the Arctic

October 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the crews of two airplanes Tu-142 of the air base of the air force and air defense of the Northern Fleet performed a planned flight in order to obtain information about the ice situation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Pilots flew over the Barents, Kara Sea and Laptev Sea, carrying out aerial reconnaissance of ice fields. The data obtained will greatly facilitate the construction of routes and navigation in the Arctic zone, including for civilian ships. Flights in the Arctic…

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The present and future of Russian anti-submarine aircraft

Google Translation An important element of the aviation of the navy is the anti-submarine patrol aircraft. Machines of different types, carrying special search equipment and weapons, should conduct patrols, search for enemy submarines and, if necessary, attack them. The existing grouping of anti-submarine aircraft in the Russian naval aviation no longer fully meets the requirements, and therefore the existing equipment is being modernized. In addition, the aviation industry is creating new samples.According to known data, at present the Russian Navy has several units, which are equipped with anti-submarine aircraft of a number of…

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Pacific Fleet Long-Range ASW Air Force conducts practical bombing to engage sea targets

Today, in accordance with the PF Naval Air Force combat training plan, the Tu-142MZ long-range ASW aircraft carried out practical bombing to engage sea targets. While flying, the ASW aircraft practiced the assigned tasks – search, identification and tracking of the simulated enemy’s ships. Simulated targets were defeated by the P-50T aerial bombs. In addition, anti-submarine pilots trained in using radar and hydro-acoustic detection means, setting buoys, receiving and analyzing the information transmitted by them. In total, six crews of anti-submarine aircraft of the Pacific Fleet were involved in the…

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Indian Navy Bears Retired

The Indian Navy is preparing for de-induction of TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after its 29 years of dedicated service to the nation. The aircraft would be formally de-inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff at a special ceremony scheduled to be held at INS Rajali, India’s premiere Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu on 29 March 17. To commemorate the stellar service of the TU142M, a TU Static Display Aircraft would also be inaugurated by the Chief of Naval Staff at…

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