Russian Defense Ministry Receives Upgraded Tu-160 Strategic Missile Carrier Aircraft

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Russian Defense Ministry Receives Upgraded Tu-160 Strategic Missile Carrier Aircraft
Russian Air Force Tu-160 bomber

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. The strategic missile carrier underwent major overhaul with the first-stage upgrade," the company was quoted as saying by Tass Thursday.

The Tupolev Aircraft Company also transferred two more modernized Tu-95MS (Bear) strategic bombers to the Defense Ministry.

"First-stage modernization work was carried out on the turbo-prop strategic missile carriers. In early July, a Tu-22M3 was transferred for operation after its repairs and upgrade at the enterprise. The modernized Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 aircraft have undergone the required ground-based and flight tests in full," the Tupolev press office said.

All the required work has been conducted on the aircraft transferred to the Tupolev Company for modernization and all operational acceptance flights have been performed and the aircraft have been delivered to their aerodromes, the press office reported.

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