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Flying a routine mission over neutral Baltic waters, a pair of Tu-160s were approached by NATO fighter jets which swarmed so close to the Russian planes that their crew could easily see the small roundels on their chasers’ wings.
New footage published by Russia’s Defense Ministry has provided a rather spectacular view from the cabin of the iconic Tu-160 strategic bomber while refueling in the air during its patrol mission.
A modernized Tu-160, Russia’s iconic strategic bomber, with brand new avionics, controls, and other equipment, took its maiden flight. The changes are said to have doubled its combat effectiveness.
Built to keep up pace with the US and boost the USSR's booming airlines, his planes were a true engineering marvel of the time. We recall the most iconic jets designed by Valentin Bliznyuk, who has died at 91.
Russia’s Aerospace Forces are undergoing a major overhaul, looking forward to welcome a 5th generation subsonic bomber into its fleet as well as a long-range bomber drone, to be developed in the next 20 years, the military said.
A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bomber has made a hard landing after an engine failure during a routine flight over the Astrakhan region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers and other military aircraft have touched down in South Africa. The planes covered over 11 thousand kilometers to get there, staying in the air for more than 13 hours.
Russian airmen have filmed a swarm of Belgian, Danish, Polish and Swedish fighter jets flanking a Tu-160 Blackjack bomber and its escort while on routine patrol over the Baltic Sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the idea of a domestically-built supersonic passenger aircraft based on the “brilliant” Tu-160 strategic bomber recently developed for the military.