17 mai 2018

Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August

thediplomat.com

The first upgraded Tu-22M3M long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber is expected to take to the sky for the first time in the third quarter of 2018, a Russian defense industry source told IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly on May 14. “Assembly of the aircraft is being completed,” the source said. Modernization work on the bomber includes upgraded avionics and the ability to launch precision-guided air-to-surface weapons including air-launched ballistic missiles and long-range anti-ship [...]