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Tupolev upgrades Tu-95MS bombers

31st March 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary Tupolev has completed an upgrade to the first group of Tu-95MS strategic bomber aircraft.

As part of a wider upgrade programme of Russia’s strategic bombers, the Tu-95MS is getting an extension to its service life and improvements in its operational efficiency.

‘The small upgrade of the first batch of Tu-95MS aircraft was completed in March 2020,’ Tupolev announced in a 30 March statement.

‘The aim of the programme was to partially replace the outdated radio and navigation equipment with new systems.’

Modernised Tu-95MS aircraft have been used in Syria with new control systems to launch Kh-101 missiles. They are also capable of transporting nuclear weapons in remote geographical areas. 

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