The description of the capabilities of Tu-134 and An-2 planes and Mi-6 helicopter testbeds for carrying out remote sensing tasks in the range of 0.4 - 14 micrometer is given. Main features of testbeds are: receipt of synchronous multispectral images with the use of photo-, TV, infrared and laser scanning equipment which is partly installed on gyrostabilized platforms, with registration of data from all optical-electronic devices and navigation equipment into a digital common frame on a high efficient tape recorder; realization of convergent photosurvey and ground objects TV observation in all the upper hemisphere with a possibility of manual or automated (using the correlation algorithm) tracking of selected objects; perfect navigational support, including GPS and GLONASS receivers, inertial system and others and autonomous recording of navigational data.
Edward J. Falkov,
"GosNIIAS airborne platforms for remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 2646, Digital Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing '95, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227873; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.227873