April 18th, Moscow. “Tupolev” PJSC, member of the United Aircraft Corporation, assigned Tu-95MC with the upgraded power unit to the Russian Ministry of Defense for the official joint testing.
The strategic missile carrier Tu-95МС was delivered to the Ministry of Defense State flight-test center for official joint testing (OJT).
Tu-95МС is equipped with the upgraded turboprop engines НК-12МПМ developed and manufactured by JSC “Kuznetsov” and propellers АВ-60Т manufactured by SPE “Aerosila”. The upgraded power unit provides enhanced aircraft payload, takeoff performance, flight range and other characteristics.
Tu-95МС is a modification of Tu-95 (under NATO codification: Bear — «Медведь»). The most high-speed turboprop production missile carrier in the world. It forms one of the essential components of strategic nuclear triad of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Tu-214 ПУ-СБУС is released by “Tupolev” PJSC Kazan affiliate under the contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense. After the check flight performed by the operating organization flight crew, the aircraft executed flight to the home base.
May 15, 2018, Moscow. “Tupolev” PJSC, part of the United Aircraft Corporation, gained the rights of a sole executive body concerning joint stock company “360 Aircraft repair plant”. The transition of “360 ARP” JSC under the control of “Tupolev” PJSC is executed due to establishment of the “UAC” strategic and long-range aviation division.