First Take (Feb. 12, 2018)

Credit: UAC
DEFENSE Russia has ordered 10 new Tupolev Tu-160 bombers as United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) begins flight tests of the first modernized Tu-160M—the first produced since 2008—at Kazan Aviation Plant. UAC has also begun testing the modernized Ilyushin Il-78M-90A tanker, reengined with Aviadvigatel PS-90A...

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