New Tu-160M2

New Tu-160M2

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and PAO “Tupolev” signed on Thursday a state contract for the delivery of modernized strategic missile bomber Tu-160M2. The ceremony was held at the Kazan Aviation Plant in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The document was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov and the head of the united aircraft corporation Yury Slyusar. The state contract for the delivery of upgraded missile carriers Tu-160M2 provides for the production of 10 aircraft worth 15 billion rubles each, said Vladimir Putin.

Tu-160M2 will use more modern types of weapons and new on-board radio electronic equipment. In addition, for this machine make a new series of NK-32 engines, which will increase the range of Tu-160M2 strategic bomber. The united aircraft corporation (OAK) noted that the effectiveness of the new modification of the strategic missile carrier Tu-160M ​​will be increased by 60% compared to the basic aircraft. The Tu-160M2 will use more modern types of weapons and new on-board radio electronic equipment. In addition, for this machine make a new series of NK-32 engines, which will increase the range of strategic bomber Tu-160M2.

Srecko Bradic