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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Russia Tupolev 22M3 Bombers Upgrade: Modernized Jets To Be In Service By End of 2015

Russia’s military is set to receive six modernized, long-range Tupolev-22M3 bombers by the end of the year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told the country’s official Sputnik news agency Friday.

Each capable of carrying long-range cruise missiles about 1,500 miles, the aircraft would add to the growing arsenal of modern military hardware the Kremlin is developing as it attempts to rejuvenate its military by 2020.

The aircraft upgrade by the government unit formerly known as the Tupolev Design Bureau is part of Russia’s $400 billion modernization program.

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