Maiden Flight of Upgraded Bomber Tu-160
Upgraded strategic bomber Tu-160 made its first flight, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said on Wednesday.
Missile carriers Tu-160 are now at the first stage of modernization at the “Tupolev” plant. The specialists replace virtually all airborne radar and navigation equipment. It is expected that by 2020 the Russian Air Force will receive more than dozen of modernized Tu-160.
“On November 16, 2014, Tu-160 made the first flight after overhaul with modernization. “White Swan” was in the air for 2 hours 40 minutes,” was said in a statement.