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Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade
The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers' radar and avionic systems in the past two years. The aircraft is one of three undergoing the upgrade, under a contract worth RUR3.4 billion (US$103 million) awarded in 2013.
Colombian Kfirs intercept Russian bombers enrout to Venezuela
Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO Reporting Name: Blackjack) strategic bombers triggered a diplomatic raw last week, violating Colombian airspace two times on a mission...
Russian Tu-160 Strategic Bombers Land in Venezuela
Two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO Reporting Name: Blackjack) strategic bombers on Monday (October 28, 2013) flew from an airbase in southwestern Russia and landed in Venezuela,...
Russian Military Wants More Cruise Missiles
Russia will increase its number of cruise missiles by 30 times by the end of the current decade, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday....