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2015

18 November 2015 | Defense-Aerospace

Russia Hits ISIL with Massive Syria Airstrikes

In accordance to the task assigned by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces concerning enhancing combat operations of the aviation in the Syrian Arab Republic, crews of Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with air-b...

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17 March 2015 | DefenseNews.com

Russia To Scramble Bombers in Show of Might

Russia will deploy Tupolev nuclear-capable bomber jets to Crimea in a snap drill, a defence ministry source said Tuesday, as the peninsula marks a year since its annexation by Moscow.        

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2014

15 July 2014 | RUaviation

Tupolev Company starts upgrade of Tu-22M3 bombers

¬ęThis year we will start developing documentation and manufacturing the first prototypes. Speaking of our plans, the jet should perform its maiden flight in 2017 and after that its state testing will be started¬Ľ, ‚ÄĒ Deputy Technical Director of Tupolev‚Äôs Kazan-based engineering center, Andrey Levenets, said.

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8 June 2014 | IHS Jane's

Russian defence chief inspects Tu-22M3 'Backfire' upgrades

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu expressed satisfaction with the modernisation of Tupolev Tu-22M3 'Backfire C' strategic bombers during a 4 June visit to the Kazan Aviation Production Organization (KAPO). Shoigu said KAPO is updating 10 'Backfire C' airframes in 2014, and should upgrade 12 in

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2012

1 February 2012 | RUaviation

Russian air force will upgrade 30 Tu-22M3 bombers by 2020

The Russian air force intends to upgrade 30 Tu-22M3 long-range bombers by 2020.

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2004

15 July 2004 | MILAVIA News

Tu-22M bomber crash

On the 8th of July the Tupolev Tu-22M3 crashed in Novgorod Region, North Russia, while landing after a training flight. The crew of four died in the crash having failed to eject for unknown reason.

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