09:51 Military News” Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber upgraded to carry 8 long-range cruise missiles



The Tu-95MSM bomber successfully flew for the first time after completing the upgrade.  (The picture is taken from UAC Twitter)

The Tu-95MSM bomber successfully flew for the first time after completing the upgrade. (The picture is taken from UAC Twitter)

2020/08/27 09:51

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]The Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) recently announced that the Tu-95MSM bear bomber has been upgraded to become the main carrier for cruise missiles. At least 8 long-range cruise missiles can be carried at a time. Tu-95MSM is also completed. First flight.

The military news site “Defense Blog” reported that the first upgraded Tu-95MSM bomber completed its first flight in Taganrog, Russia. UAC stated on Twitter that the flight was carried out in normal mode at an altitude of 9,000 meters and lasted 2 hours and 33 minutes. The system and equipment were all normal.

UAC President Yuri Slyusar said in an interview that the upgraded version of this bomber powered by giant propellers will be able to carry 8 cruise missiles, which is double the previous 4, and has new flight controls and navigation. And communication system, greatly extending the service life of the aircraft.

The upgraded Tu-95MSM can carry 8 long-range cruise missiles.  (The picture is taken from UAC Twitter)

The upgraded Tu-95MSM can carry 8 long-range cruise missiles. (The picture is taken from UAC Twitter)



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