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Russia begins Tu-214ON certification

31st May 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russia has successfully conducted the first stage of certification for the new Tu-214ON surveillance aircraft, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 29 May.

The first stage of certification for the Treaty on Open Skies took place between 21 and 29 May 2018. The final stage will take place in September 2018.

During certification, the aircraft’s design and Russian-developed digital surveillance equipment were evaluated, along with ground processing components. The aircraft carried out four demonstration flights with inspectors aboard.

During the flights, Russian specialists conducted an aerial survey of the optical test facility located at the Kubinka airfield.

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