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Russian supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160 armed with hypersonic missile complex “Dagger”. It is reported TASS citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
The source said that the possibility of setting “Daggers” on the Tu-160. “Study of this option should be completed this year”, — said the Agency interlocutor. However, it is not specified, will be to put missiles in combatant Tu-160 or modernized Tu-160M.
About the first flight of the Tu-160M became known on February 2. Prototype missile-carrying bomber was piloted by test pilots Zhukovsky flight test and development base under the leadership of Arnie Accidence.
An updated model of the upgraded aircraft should go into production in 2021. About the Assembly of the Tu-160M on the “Kazan aviation plant” (KAZ) was reported in November 2019. Strategic bomber-missile carrier Tu-160 was designed in the Tupolev in the 1970-ies, combat aircraft began to be operated since 1987.
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