Russia's first Tu-160M modernized strategic bomber to appear in 2021 — commander

The program for the resumption of the Tu-160 manufacturing would not be disrupted.

Russia’s first Tupolev Tu-160M deeply modernized strategic bomber will appear in 2021, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev told TASS in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

"The first deeply modernized Tu-160M will appear in 2021. The share of new components in it will be 60%," he said.

Bondarev said the program for the resumption of the Tu-160 manufacturing would not be disrupted.

"I think this program will be implemented without fail. We thoroughly analysed our capabilities before adopting it. The industry said there will be no problems with the Tu-160 reproduction," he said.

First published by TASS.

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