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2 Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct Night Flight Over Indian Ocean
October 27, 2019

2 Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct Night Flight Over Indian Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The two nuclear-capable aircraft were en route to South Africa as part of an effort to deepen military ties between the Russian and South African air forces.

Russia’s New Stealth Bomber to Make Maiden Flight Outside Moscow in 2025-26
August 05, 2019

Russia’s New Stealth Bomber to Make Maiden Flight Outside Moscow in 2025-26

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia’s PAK DA bomber will reportedly undergo trials at a flight test and development center outside Moscow in the middle of the 2020s.
Russia’s Next Generation Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2025-26
May 20, 2019

Russia’s Next Generation Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2025-26

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first prototype of Russia’s new PAK DA bomber will reportedly be rolled out in 2021 or 2022.

Russia Conducts Large-Scale Exercise With its Nuclear Forces
October 12, 2018

Russia Conducts Large-Scale Exercise With its Nuclear Forces

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Unlike in 2017, this year’s strategic forces exercise did not involve the launch of ICBMs.

Russia to Receive Entire Fleet of Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bombers by 2030
March 21, 2018

Russia to Receive Entire Fleet of Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bombers by 2030

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia’s entire new fleet of Tu-160M2 bombers will be upgraded by 2030, the deputy Russian defense minister says.

Russia Orders First 10 Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bombers
January 31, 2018

Russia Orders First 10 Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia's Ministry of Defense has ordered the first ten Tu-160M2 bombers from United Aircraft Corporation.

Russia Kicks off Flight Tests of First Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bomber
January 25, 2018

Russia Kicks off Flight Tests of First Upgraded Supersonic Nuclear-Capable Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new Tu-160M2 reportedly started flight tests this month.
Russia Rolls Out 1st Upgraded Supersonic Strategic Bomber
November 21, 2017

Russia Rolls Out 1st Upgraded Supersonic Strategic Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Tu-160M2 is slated to make its debut flight in February 2018.

Russia’s Upgraded Supersonic Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2018
November 13, 2017

Russia’s Upgraded Supersonic Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2018

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Tu-160M2 strategic bomber is expected to take to the sky for the first time in February 2018.

Russia Kicks Off Engine Tests For New Supersonic Strategic Bomber
October 11, 2017

Russia Kicks Off Engine Tests For New Supersonic Strategic Bomber

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Fitted with a new engine, Russia’s upgraded Tu-160M2 bombers will have an extended operational range.

Russia: Strategic Bomber Upgrade ‘Top Priority’
August 08, 2017

Russia: Strategic Bomber Upgrade ‘Top Priority’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia’s Ministry of Defense continues to emphasize the upgrade of its strategic bomber force.
Russia’s New Supersonic Strategic Bomber to Enter Serial Production in 2020
April 12, 2017

Russia’s New Supersonic Strategic Bomber to Enter Serial Production in 2020

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Serial production of Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M2 bomber will reportedly kick off in 2020.

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