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Japan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept 4 Russian Strategic Bombers and 4 Fighter Jets
February 16, 2019

Japan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept 4 Russian Strategic Bombers and 4 Fighter Jets

By Franz-Stefan Gady
This constitutes one of the largest single presence of Russian military aircraft near Japanese airspace in recent years.

Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers Fire Cruise Missiles During Russia’s Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
September 12, 2018

Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers Fire Cruise Missiles During Russia’s Vostok 2018 Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers have test fired cruise missiles during a large-scale Russian military exercise this week.
Russia’s Defense Ministry Signs Contract for Modernization of Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers
August 31, 2018

Russia’s Defense Ministry Signs Contract for Modernization of Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first upgraded Tu-95SM, designated Tu-95SMS, is expected to conduct its maiden flight by the end of 2019.

2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone
July 17, 2018

2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone

By Franz-Stefan Gady
South Korea and Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers approaching the air spaces of both countries.

Russia to Refit 8 Strategic Bombers in 2018
July 10, 2018

Russia to Refit 8 Strategic Bombers in 2018

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian military aircraft industry will overhaul a total of eight Tupolev-160 and Tupolev-95MS by the end of 2018.

Russian Nukes: Facts vs. Fiction
March 14, 2018

Russian Nukes: Facts vs. Fiction

By Dmitry Stefanovich
A closer look at what systems Russia actually has in place and in the pipeline.

Japanese Fighter Jets Intercept Nuclear-Capable Russian Bombers Near US Base
February 27, 2018

Japanese Fighter Jets Intercept Nuclear-Capable Russian Bombers Near US Base

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Two Russian bombers hurtled close to U.S. and Japanese bases including Misawa Air Base, Yokosuka Naval Base and Atsugi Air Base.
Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia
January 31, 2018

Russia's Military Cooperation Goals in Central Asia

By Dmitry Stefanovich
What military threats keep Russia and its Central Asian partners up at night?

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.

US Aircraft Carrier Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Strategic Bombers
November 02, 2017

US Aircraft Carrier Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Strategic Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The bombers were reportedly intercepted as they were approaching a U.S. carrier on October 29.

Japanese Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers
October 31, 2017

Japanese Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japanese fighter jets scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers approaching Japan's airspace.
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.

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