The strange mission of the Russian Tu-214ON near the Crimea was noticed on the web


The Tu-214ON "Open Sky" aerial surveillance aircraft carried out a special mission along the borders of the Crimea, the purpose of which was not reported. However, Web users drew attention to the actions of Russian aviation near the Crimean Peninsula.


The Tu-214ON is equipped with an on-board aviation surveillance complex (BKAN), which includes infrared and television cameras, digital devices for aerial and photography, a side-looking radar system, a navigation complex and an on-board digital computer complex (BTsVK).

The BSC of the aircraft carries out the tasks of acquiring an image of the observation region, recording the obtained data, documenting observation equipment and information, generating navigation data for the observation equipment and managing them.

The Tu-214ON onboard computer complex consists of five automated workstations that make up a single local system: an operator of an aerial photographic complex, an operator of a radar system, an operator of infrared equipment, an operator of television equipment, and also a senior flight representative.

Previously, it was planned to use these aircraft during the overflight of the US territories under the Open Skies Treaty, but the American side convinced its authorities to prevent the Tu-214ON from being used in this mission due to the possibility of installing "undocumented" reconnaissance systems on board.

After Washington's withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, Tu-214ONs were equipped with additional equipment and are used for reconnaissance purposes.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 5 March 2021 11: 50
    +5
    So, preparations are underway for the possible aggression of Kukuev, it can be seen for a reason that all sorts of hubbubs are broadcasting about the war
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 5 March 2021 12: 57
      +4
      Of course, preparations are underway, this is already visible even with the naked eye, so it is stupid and unreasonable to sit back and wait for the Kukuevites to go on the offensive, we ourselves need to prepare for war at an increased pace and if the situation requires it, play ahead !!! If you want peace, always be ready for war !!!
    2. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 5 March 2021 13: 36
      +3
      Quote: rotkiv04
      So, preparations are underway for a possible Kukuev aggression

      Actually, this is a routine procedure - flying around your RTO funds. It has been held continuously for more than one decade. Based on their results, conclusions are drawn and measures are taken to prevent the detection and removal of RTO parameters by enemy reconnaissance.