Four Tu-160M ​​strategic bombers are being prepared for transfer to the Russian Aerospace Forces

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The Russian leader is spending a working day in Tatarstan today. First of all, Vladimir Putin visited the Kazan Aviation Plant named after S.P. Gorbunov, where he climbed into the cockpit of the Tu-160M ​​strategic bomber.

The footage of the report from the scene showed four “White Swans” at once, which will soon enter service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. Three of them have undergone deep modernization; another board, into the cockpit of which the Russian President climbed, was built from scratch.




Vladimir Putin spent about 160 minutes in the cockpit of the Tu-10M ​​and proposed naming the plane in honor of the first president of Tatarstan, Mintimer Shaimiev.

Let's call this missile carrier after Mintimer Shaimiev. This is a man who has done a lot not only for Tatarstan, but for all of Russia

– Putin told reporters.

According to the official portal of the President of Russia, the Kazan Aviation Plant named after S.P. Gorbunov is preparing to launch serial production of Tu-160M ​​strategic bombers, and is also increasing the production of Tu-214 passenger airliners.

At these hours, other leaders of friendly countries arrive in Kazan. The heads of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have already flown to the republic to participate in the opening of the “Future Games” in the Tatar capital.
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    1. -1
      21 February 2024 14: 56
      And then finish with the 4th generation and move on to the 5th generation “strategists”. Time is running out on expensive manned strategists; cheaper unmanned ones should already enter service, not delay, because it’s time to stop the eternal lag.
      1. +3
        21 February 2024 16: 12
        Have you heard the saying about the tit and the crane?
        1. -3
          21 February 2024 16: 32
          Replica. The greedy and stupid pays twice. In this case, with blood.
      2. -2
        21 February 2024 21: 53
        The United States is always lagging behind in space technology and does not cry for anything. US space flights began in 1981. And before that it was a bluff. And now they are lagging behind in the field of hypersound and laser weapons. They mutter but don't cry. They think about lying again. Their “lunar” spacesuits were sewn at a bra factory. And to understand that they didn’t fly to the Moon, just look at their sour faces at the press conference following the “flight” of Apollo 11. They had nothing to say! Everything is on the Internet.
        1. +3
          21 February 2024 23: 33
          Of course, they didn’t fly to the moon. Even their automatic devices flew successfully every other time. And they flew into space. On their first flight they only flew into space for a few minutes and landed in the Atlantic. Moreover, the cosmonaut waited a long time for the launch, while everything was double-checked and could not stand it, he went into the spacesuit. And a week without a toilet to the moon and back is something out of science fiction. Even now they don’t have a proper toilet. Pissed Americans and Hollywood flights to the moon.
          1. -1
            24 February 2024 00: 27
            The good thing is that I didn’t crap myself in the spacesuit.
    2. -2
      21 February 2024 16: 48
      Interestingly, the United States already knows that these new aircraft will be able to launch not only their entire range of various cruise missiles and bombs, but also new hypersonic zircons? Greetings to US aircraft carriers!
      PS. I hope they have already returned the boom for refueling aircraft in the air? Which Americans tearfully asked to remove that -160 from airplanes during Yeltsin’s time?
      1. +5
        21 February 2024 19: 59
        PS. I hope they have already returned the boom for refueling aircraft in the air? Which Americans tearfully asked to remove that -160 from airplanes during Yeltsin’s time?

        You are confusing it with the Tu-22M3. The Tu-160's boom hasn't gone anywhere.
    3. -1
      21 February 2024 21: 44
      If Armenia is no longer a friendly country, then let them sell cognac to France.
      1. -1
        22 February 2024 21: 48
        They are embarrassed to sell cognac to France, they call it brandy.
    4. +7
      22 February 2024 02: 47
      At these hours, other leaders of friendly countries arrive in Kazan. The heads of Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan have already flown to the republic to participate in the opening of the “Future Games” in the Tatar capital.

      He loves, oh, how “our” candidate president loves show-offs. Make a show out of the usual reception and delivery. Whatever you name the ship, that’s how it will sail. There are no other things to do. And Shaimiev built it with his own money, since the plane is named after him. I could call it “oligarchs of Tatarstan”.
    5. +5
      22 February 2024 07: 00
      is increasing the production of Tu-214 passenger airliners - has it increased significantly?
      Restores from the ashes, that’s more correct. Glory to the USSR for leaving behind technologies and developments that were not stolen or broken.
    6. +8
      22 February 2024 08: 25
      If only they had established the production of adequate commanders.
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    8. 0
      22 February 2024 09: 43
      Wow, they only made one new bomber jacket, but they came out with four! I was happily surprised, but it’s a bummer.
      And I found someone to name it after! He almost separated from Russia there, everywhere in Tatarstan he developed Tatar Nazism! They consider themselves a separate state altogether, and they wrote that down in their constitution! What the hell is a separate constitution within the country?!
      1. 0
        22 February 2024 21: 50
        Well, you need to please the khan, the east is a delicate matter...
    9. -1
      22 February 2024 13: 26
      This is all good, but what about the fact that at any moment we can be completely destroyed with biological weapons, and then, for sure, with chemical weapons, which for some reason we hastened to destroy, there is not much needed and while in the Kremlin they will be picking their noses, we will all quickly die out and the pilots too.... At most a couple of people show concern about this, the rest only blink their eyes. Russia is surrounded by biological laboratories... In order not to lose to Russia in the war in Ukraine, the West can transfer biological weapons to Ukraine for use and say that it’s not us, and we won’t have time to investigate who and how, remember how quickly Covid spread around the world and how many millions died. I don’t know, when I see these strategists, I understand that they are needed just in case, but for some reason I always remember the parachutes of paratroopers, which were never useful during two years of war.
    10. -1
      22 February 2024 20: 25
      Quote: Sergey Prutkov55
      The United States is always lagging behind in space technology and does not cry for anything. US space flights began in 1981. And before that it was a bluff. And now they are lagging behind in the field of hypersound and laser weapons. They mutter but don't cry. They think about lying again. Their “lunar” spacesuits were sewn at a bra factory. And to understand that they didn’t fly to the Moon, just look at their sour faces at the press conference following the “flight” of Apollo 11. They had nothing to say! Everything is on the Internet.

      Quote: Nikolay62
      Of course, they didn’t fly to the moon. Even their automatic devices flew successfully every other time. And they flew into space. On their first flight they only flew into space for a few minutes and landed in the Atlantic. Moreover, the cosmonaut waited a long time for the launch, while everything was double-checked and could not stand it, he went into the spacesuit. And a week without a toilet to the moon and back is something out of science fiction. Even now they don’t have a proper toilet. Pissed Americans and Hollywood flights to the moon.

      fool This song about “bluff” and “fantasy” seems to have no end... lol
    11. -1
      22 February 2024 21: 04
      Well...there is one "hiccup" with the Tu-160...one might say, a "misunderstanding"! The development plan for the Tu-160 strategic bombers provided for: 1. modernization of already existing ... "Soviet" (!) strategists! Result: Tu-160M! 2. Production of aircraft from scratch, starting with gliders, and equipping them with the latest “super-duper” stuffing! Result: Tu-160M2! So what kind of bombers are we talking about in the article? 1st "stage" (Tu-160M) or 2nd "stage" (Tu-160M2)? The fact is that in messages from the “Internet” they often do not pay due attention to the difference between the Tu-160M ​​and Tu-160M2! On the Internet, everything is often the same...Tu-160M...period!
    12. -1
      24 February 2024 09: 03
      Right now we don’t need strategic bombers so much as we need AWACS aircraft. If it’s not a fake that yesterday the second A-50 was shot down, either by the Ukrainian Armed Forces or our own by mistake (for the second time in a row?!), then we are quickly moving towards a situation where the “long arm” of our Aerospace Forces will be useless due to lack of eyes.
      1. -1
        24 February 2024 13: 22
        Replica. This is not a lack of eyes, but a lack of professional brains.
    13. 0
      26 February 2024 21: 32
      One “new” one was recently assembled from stock stored at the plant since the 80s. It doesn't work anymore. There are no engines and none are expected.
      It is necessary to spend budget money on developing PAK DA from scratch. Are there brains on Tu today of such a level that they will not only “master it in full”, but also create a product, is a separate question
    14. 0
      24 March 2024 07: 54
      It is increasing its production of TU 214... I don’t understand why, even before the SVO, a law was not adopted that 51% of the company’s aircraft, and in general, in addition to private ones, must have a structure similar to the Soviet Aeroflot... must be Russian? Do you want to sell Boeing Airbus airliners? allow ours into your market, otherwise we financed other companies and economies and in response there were sanctions... and our developments were underfunded... a madhouse and now they write about three-circuit engines, but our two-room engines are still imperfect and it turns out that we are lagging behind... and the USSR was going into leg and was ahead of something
    15. 0
      24 March 2024 08: 16
      What about three-circuit engines and remotorization of the Il96, how about the 330 Ila, it seems when the MS 21 Yakovlevsky and just bring the Yak 41 to mind and start improving it to the 201st, because without wings there is no way over the sea, and it makes an aircraft carrier a cargo ship or a tanker like the Persians ( By the way, you can adopt the idea) as well as the use of Sea Harriers in World War II convoys from transports. It is impossible to dominate the sea without dominating the skies Churchill W.S.L.
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    17. 0
      24 March 2024 08: 37
      When will An3 go into production? in Siberia he is desperate! it needs to be populated, otherwise the hectare is homesteads or Stolypin after 30 years of depopulation. The communists somehow had a better population. By the way, a bridge to Sakhalin or a tunnel is needed and with them the An 3 is still needed and you can fly to the islands. And for the bridge to be justified economically and the population needs enterprises, but instead of development we have anarchy and art..... 34 pro/American Constitution with Protestant values ​​in an Orthodox country and where is its guarantor looking? Bartini and Alekseev were still working on ekranoplanes/flights? the same desperately in the Far East and in general.
    18. 0
      24 March 2024 08: 43
      How about some hydrofoils?! The USSR sold such products in the USA and for our rivers and inland seas... as transport and for recreation in the Azov and Caspian Seas, where is the guarantor of the American pro-constitution of Russia looking?! What is he thinking about?