Putin Announces Plans To Buy More Strategic Bombers The Russian military plans to increase purchases of Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bombers, the latest variant of the Cold War-era Tu-160 Blackjack. The military placed an order for 10 Tu-160M2s in January 2018. “Ten more aircraft will be modernized [up to M2 standard]. Maybe we will increase this number,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to the Kazan Aviation Plant assembly facility on May 13. The Tu-160 ...

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