Danger: Check Out Russia's 5 Most Lethal Warplanes

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June 5, 2019 Topic: Technology Region: Europe Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: RussiaRussian Air ForcePAK FAU.S. Air ForceNATO

Danger: Check Out Russia's 5 Most Lethal Warplanes

Moscow's most powerful weapons of war?

As of 2015, Russia is the only country to fly Tupolev’s Blackjack. Russia is expected to build fifty additional Tu-160s under the new plans. The newly built strategic bombers will be upgraded models, dubbed the Tu-160M2. Production is expected to commence after 2023. Moscow intends to simultaneously initiate production of the PAK DA stealth bomber, also a Tupolev design.

Evan Gottesman is an editorial assistant at The National Interest. He tweets at @EvanGottesman.

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