Russia has grounded its Tu-22M3 fleet until the end of probe into the causes of Tuesdays air crash that killed three crew members. "For now all Tupolev-22M3 have been banned from flying until the causes of todays crash become clear,"
Russias modernized Tu-22M3, known as Tu-22M3M is capable of carrying missile weaponry including the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal ballistic missile that can reach a speed of 10 Mach. The modernized plane received new targeting equipment, engine and avionics
Tupolev has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry to modernize strategic bomber and missile carrier Tu-95MSM, the company's general director, Alexander Konyukhov said. "The contract for deep modernization - Tu-95MSM - was signed a month and a half ago, and the work was deployed at the Taganrog Aviation Plant (Beriev-IFTTC)," Konyukhov was quoted as saying by
The United States National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, approved by President Trump earlier this week, has made China livid for setting the US military on a path of "long-term strategic competition with China," while at the same has received praise from Taiwan for US military support in its confrontation with Beijing. "We resolutely oppose any country having any forms of formal and military exchanges with Taiwan, this stance has been consistent and clear," he said
Russia is set to roll-out the first prototype of modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M on August 16. The first prototype of a deeply modernized long-range missile carrier-bomber Tu-22M3M was created, Interfax was told in the press service of the Tupolev company
Russian upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M strategic bomber along with a new Kh-32 cruise missile will enter services of the Russian Aerospace Forces long range aviation in October. "According to the existing plan, the first Tu-22M3M with the most advanced Kh-32 long-range cruise missile will go on combat duty in long-range aviation in October this year,"
The upgraded supersonic long-range bomber Tupolev-22M3M will make its first flight in August, the CEO of the Tupolev design bureau, Alexander Konyukhov, told TASS on Wednesday. "Yes, this will happen at the airdrome of the aircraft-building plant in Kazan," he said
Russia will replace existing Tu-160 strategic bomber fleet will all-new versions of the aircraft besides upgrading operational aircraft to the level of new planes. "We are going to purchase the entire fleet of our strategic Tu-160 bombers in their new version and carry out heavy upgrade of operational aircraft where only the fuselage will remain while all the onboard radio-electronic equipment and engines will be replaced
Russian Ministry of Defence plans to fully replace the T-160 current fleet with modernized models. “All the Tu-160 aircraft that comprise the long-range air force are to be replaced with modernized models
Russia regularly turns down enquiries from wealthy foreign clients to convert Tupolev long-range bombers to supersonic business class jet. “Wealthy foreign clients regularly address the Russian aircraft-building company Tupolev for making a private supersonic business class jet on the basis of Russias Strategic bombers Tupolev-160 or Tupolev-22M3,” Tupolev Deputy CEO for Design and R&D, Valery Solozobov, were quoted as saying by
The first prototype of Russia's upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bomber will perform its maiden flight from the airfield of the Kazan Aviation Enterprise in February 2018. "The plane with the factory number 804 based on Soviet aircraft breakthroughs will be rolled out of the final assembly workshop of the Kazan Aviation Enterprise and delivered to the flight testing station in November this year
Russian Defense Ministry has received another upgraded Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile carrier. "The Tupolev Company transferred a Tu-160 plane to the Defense Ministry of Russia on August 28
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