Russia’s air force has unveiled plans to revamp its fleet of strategic bombers. These are its aircraft capable of heavy deployments of nuclear weapons. The plans are long overdue, and the aim is to build up to fifty new Tu-160M2 aircraft at a rate of three per year. 2027 has been earmarked as the year when Russia’s air force will start work on yet another generation.
Strong intent, but that all seems far away from today’s reality. Currently, Russia possesses 11 …read more