Tupolev Tu-160

First newly-built Russian strategic bomber Tu-160M completes maiden flight

Russia’s first newly assembled Tupolev Tu-160M strategic bomber took off for its maiden flight....


Russia's newest Tu-160 strategic bomber ready for rollout

Russia is about to roll out the first Tu-160 bomber to be constructed in two decades...


NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers approaching UK airspace

British Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets intercepted and turned away two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers as they were approaching the British airspace. They had been visually identified beforehand by F-16 fighter jets from the Royal Norwegian Air Force....


NATO fighters intercept Russian bombers three times in one week

In recent days, multiple flights of Russian long-range aircraft near the British identification zone have put the Royal Air Force on alert. The latest one, on March 12, 2020, saw two Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers being intercepted by a patrol of RAF Typhoon fighter jets....


Russia signs contracts for Tupolev future strategic bomber PAK-DA

Three days after the United States Air Force shared new visuals of its upcoming B-21 Raider, the Russian Defense Ministry announced it signed the contracts regarding the production of its own future long-range strategic bomber, the PAK-DA....


Bomber diplomacy: visit of two Russian Tu-160s in South Africa

Two surprising visitors flew to South Africa, as two Russian Tupolev Tu-160M bombers visited the African country after a nighttime training flight above the Indian Ocean....