- In Russia, a new anti-submarine aircraft, which will replace the Tu-142M3
MOSCOW, May 18. / ITAR-TASS /. In Russia, a draft long-term aircraft, which will replace the stand in the Navy anti-submarine Tu-142M3. This was reported by Itar-Tass Russian Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.
"At present, the country launched work on the conceptual design of prospective aircraft patrol the complex, which has come to replace ASW aircraft Tu-142M3," — he said.
"In addition to anti-submarine aircraft, the Russian Navy needs multi-role fighters such as the Su-30cm — added Teals. — We expect to receive in the next few years, several dozen of these machines."
Tu-142 — Soviet and Russian long-range anti-submarine aircraft. Established on the basis of the strategic bomber Tu-95 and technically has little difference with him. In the version of the Tu-142M3 was adopted in 1985, the series was built before 1994. In the Navy, besides the main anti-assignment is used for long-distance ocean reconnaissance, search and rescue duty.