The Russian aerospace company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) delivered the second of two Tupolev Tu-214 PU-SBUS communications support special mission aircraft (ПУ-СБУС) ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The aircraft was deivered on June 18, 2018. The first aircraft was delivered in March 26 this year. The two aircraft provide a communications support platform, carrying the SBUS-214 carried the communication node payload, housed in a large ventral fairing and SATCOM dome. Since the aircraft relies strictly on domestic subsystems and technologies it meets the basic requirement of government customers and avoids operational limitations which could be imposed by international sanctions.
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK | 9-11 March 2020