A contract between the defense Ministry and JSC “Tupolev” provides for the delivery of 10 aircraft.
Russian company JSC “Tupolev” started the construction of the strategic missile carrier Tu-160M2, said the CEO of the company Alexander Konyukhov.
“Tu-160M2 will be equipped with space communication and a fundamentally new set of defense side, the combat effectiveness of the aircraft will grow in 1,6 times”
“The first missile in the form of the Tu-160M2 is already under construction. This is a fresh and completely new glider plane. The drill missile will be upgraded to the level of the Tu-160M. This modification will be released for flight testing in 2019, with completion expected in 2021. In parallel will be tested and the Tu-160M2,” — said grooms.
The main difference between Tu-160M2 from the “White swans”, standing on the arms now will be a new, more efficient engines — they range missile will increase by a thousand kilometers — and a special coating to reduce radar signature of the huge aircraft. Will be fully upgraded on-Board electronics, allowing the Tu-160M2 will be able to use the entire Arsenal and advanced weapons.
A contract between the defense Ministry and JSC “Tupolev” provides for delivery of 10 jets worth 15 billion rubles each. The order provides a full download of the company until 2027.
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