Tag: Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

After having purchased Rafale and F-15QA combat planes, Qatar Buys 24 Eurofighter Typhoons
RAF Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 as a precautionary measure against a potential incursion into UK area of interest by one or more unidentified aircraft The UK Ministry of Defence said that Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighters were scrambled on Oct. 31, 2018 to intercept Russian military aircraft which had flown near UK airspace. A spokesman said:...
Putin suggests civilian supersonic transport based on Tu-160 bomber
Putin was at Gorbunov air plant in Kazan to see a demonstration flight of the Tu-160M2 when he made the suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) that a civilian supersonic airliner based on the Tu-160 bomber should be developed. As reported by Sputniknews, remembering the fate of the Tu-144, the USSR's answer to the British-French Concorde supersonic passenger...
Tu-160M2 performs its first flight, "but the aircraft features only small upgrades" source close to Russian Military says
The Tu-160M2 prototype underwent only small-scale upgrade while its airframe and the engines have remained the same Tupolev Tu-160M2 strategic bomber flight trials are underway. As reported by TASS Russia’s upgraded Tupolev Tu-160 (NATO reporting name: Blackjack) strategic bomber with Factory No. 0804 built at the Kazan Aircraft Enterprise has made its maiden flight last week. "The 804th plane made using Soviet...
Tu-160M2 to perform its maiden flight this month
The original schedule calls for TU-160M2 first flight in February but Tupolev has promised to fly it earlier As reported by TASS, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin disclosed that the Tu-160M2 supersonic bomber will be making its first flight by end of the month. The original schedule calls for the first flight in February but Tupolev has promised to fly...
Such requests have been turned down as the supersonic bombers contain classified technology Tupolev Deputy CEO for Design and R&D, Valery Solozobov, told TASS that his company has received requests from wealthy individuals to convert the firm’s supersonic bombers into private business jets. “Big business tycoons in different countries (an Arab sheikh, a millionaire in Australia and a wealthy Greek among...
Even though the Russian aircraft did not violate British territorial airspace, the RAF fighters were scrambled to monitor the Blackjacks since they were in the UK's "area of interest" On Feb. 9, 2017 Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland and RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire were scrambled to intercept two Russian Air and Space...

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