Tu-214 airborne command post delivered

The Russian Air and Space Force took delivery of its second Tupolev Tu-214PUSBUS airborne command post on June 20. The first was delivered earlier this year. Modified at the United Aircraft Company’s Kazan aircraft factory under a RUB 5.6 billion two-aircraft contract, the aircraft is fitted with the SBUS-214 communications suite and a United Instrument Manufacturing Company command and control system, mounted under a dorsal fairing. David C Isby