Russia’s new reconnaissance aircraft Tu-214R to see targets even under ground


The radar system of Russia’s new Tupolev Tu-214R reconnaissance aircraft is capable of seeing facilities hidden or camouflaged below the snow, the tree-tops and even under the ground, a representative for the United Instrument-Making Corporation said on Monday.

The radar manufacturer is part of Rostec hi-tech state corporation.

“The multi-frequency radar developed and produced by our Vega Group helps receive information maximally promptly, with more qualitative image details. The data coming onboard the aircraft give detailed radar images of facilities hidden by fog, smoke, snow, soil and plants,” the representative said.

Amid conditions of dry sandy soils, the system is capable of receiving the images of facilities located at a depth of several dozen meters actually irrespective of the aircraft’s altitude, the representative said.


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