Russia Is Improving the Biggest Bomber Ever
Early next year in February, the first of Russia’s new production Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic strategic bombers will take to the air. The new bomber is essentially a prototype of a next generation variant of the venerable Blackjack, the first generation of which was built during the 1980s in the last... Read more
Soviet-Era Tu-160M2 Is More Lethal Than Ever
Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack supersonic bomber is expected to make its first flight in 2019. Moscow currently has 16 of the original version of the Mach 2.0-capable bomber, which are the last surviving examples of the 35 aircraft built by the Soviet Union before its demise. Moscow hopes to build... Read more
Russian Heavy Bombers Fly Huge Raid in Syria
On Nov. 17, Russia sent nearly 40 heavy bombers and escorting fighter jets on a massive air raid in Syria. Moscow has now showed off almost all of its aerial arsenal in strikes in the embattled Middle Eastern country. Flying from bases in Russia, 25 Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3... Read more