Russia will put upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic missile carriers on a serial production in 2022, the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported, citing President of Russia’s Aircraft-Building Corporation Yuri Slyusar.
According the article, 30-50 Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic missile carriers are planned to be produced.
“We are concluding R&D work in 2021 and starting from 2022 we are beginning the serial production of these machines. We are discussing the exact figure with the customer. I believe their number will range from 30 to 50 machines,” TASS quoted Slyusar’s interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel.
Furthermore, Russia is going to upgrade the exisiting Tu-160 and Tu-95MS missile carriers and Tu-22M3 long-range bombers.
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