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Clement Charpentreau
Russia sends two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela

Another week, another batch of Russian bombers hits the news. Two Russian Tu-160 "Blackjack" strategic bombers and several other transport aircraft were sent to Venezuela on December 11, 2018, alarming Washington, which sees the government of Venezuela as one of its adversaries.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Two Russian bombers intercepted close to NATO exercise in Norway

Two Eurofighter Typhoon fighters from the British Royal Air Force were scrambled on October 31, 2018, to intercept two Russian strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160s that were flying over the Norwegian Sea....


Clement Charpentreau
Russian bombers flight around British airspace put RAF on alert

  Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers made a show of force near the British airspace on September 21, 2018. On approach towards Scotland, they were intercepted over the North Sea by two Eurofighter Typhoons from the Royal Air Force, and were escorted away from the United Kingdom.  ...


Oleg Volkov
First flight of Tu-160M2 slated for February

The first test flight of the modernized strategic Tu-160M2 bomber (codename White Swan) is scheduled for February 2018. This was announced by Russia's deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin....