Russian Defense Ministry plans to upgrade all its strategic bombers “Tu-160”

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced plans by the Ministry of Defense to modernize all the Topolev 160 strategic bombers in the Russian space air force.

“All 16 of the Tu-160 aircraft, which are in service, will undergo a radical modernization process,” Borisov said in a statement on Thursday during a visit to the Kazan aircraft factory, broadcast by the Russian news agency Sputnik. It will only remain chassis, all cables, all equipment on board will be dismantled, as well as aircraft will be updated (Tu-22M3) “.

He stressed that the potential of the current Tu-60 fighters is fully enough until the new T-160M2 fighter jets enter the service, which will be restored in Russia.