Russia first used in Syria the newest aircraft radio-technical and optical-electronic intelligence Tu-214Р, reports CNN. In the message with reference to official American sources stated that the plane arrived at the airbase in Latakia a few days ago.
This information is cited by a number of Russian media. But official confirmation of the fact that the application of Tu-214Р in Syria has not yet been reported.
The primary source of information about the arrival in Syria of the Tu-214Р is the website Flightradar24, according to which on the evening of 15 February 2016 to used by the Russian aviation group in Syria, the aerodrome Hmamin about Latakia arrived from Russia the plane of The integrated intelligence-214Р (registration number RF-64514, serial number 42305014, serial number 514) videoconferencing in Russia. Judging by the data about the flight route, the aircraft arrived from the factory airfield of the Kazan aviation plant (branch of JSC «Tupolev»), writes cassad.net.
Board RF-64514 – second built the Tu-214Р, which was completed at the Kazan aviation plant named after S. P. Gorbunov in 2014, made its first flight in late 2014 and was transferred to the Russian space forces by the end of 2015.
Two of the Tu-214Р («product 411», OCD «Faction-4») was built under contract of the Ministry of defense of Russia JSC «Tupolev» and KAZ (formerly CAPO) dated 29 November 2002. Leading developer of on-Board intelligence of the complex is JSC «Concern radio equipment, «VEGA»». The first Tu-214Р (registration number 64511, serial number 42305011, serial number 511) made its first flight in Kazan on 24 December 2009 and up to the present time continues to pass the testing program.