Modernized Tu-160 to boost Russia’s long-range striking power

February 15, 2018 12:00 pm defensenews.com
Modernized Tu-160 to boost Russia’s long-range striking power

MOSCOW — Eleven years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin famously took to the podium at the 2007 Munich Security Conference and issued a harsh rebuke to what Moscow viewed as unchecked Western unilateralism. Later that year, for the first time since the Cold War, long-range bomber patrols launched from Russia to begin probing European and North American airspace. The practice was intended to signal a revival of withered elements of…

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