DEFENSE Russia plans to purchase more modernized Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bombers, President Vladimir Putin said on May 13. Ten were ordered in 2018. “Ten more aircraft will be modernized. Maybe we will increase this number,” he said. Sweden proposes strengthening its air force by retaining older Gripen fighters well into the 2030s rather than replacing the Saab JAS 39C/D model with the new Gripen E. The U.S. Air Force is to reactivate the 65th Aggressor Sqdn. with Lockheed ...


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