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Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

Russia’s Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ Strategic Bomber And Missile Carrier

…from SouthFront USSR’s first genuinely intercontinental bomber, the Tu-95 is practically a contemporary of the US B-52 Stratofortress, having entered operational service in 1956 at which time it acquired its iconic NATO reporting name of “Bear”. However, since the Tu-95 production continued until 1992, the Russian Bear fleet is considerably younger than the US B-52 […]

Russian Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Universal Anti-Missile Shield

Russian Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Universal Anti-Missile Shield

In November 2015, the world’s fastest bombers unleashed hell on Daesh terrorists in Syria with Kh-555 and Kh-101 cruise missiles. A year later, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced the Russian Aerospace Forces will acquire around 50 upgraded Tu-160M2 planes. The M2 designation indicates that this is the latest version of Russia’s largest, heaviest and fastest bomber, which Tupolev […]

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 strategic bomber may make maiden flight in 2019 — commander

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. The upgraded configuration of Russia’s Tupolev-160 strategic bomber may make its maiden flight in 2019, Aerospace Force commander Viktor Bondarev told the media on Wednesday. “I believe that in 2019 this plane, upgraded and manufactured, will make its maiden flight,” he said, when asked about the outlook for resuming the production […]

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