1

Why Russia's Air Force Is So Dangerous

September 22, 2019 Topic: Security Region: Europe Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: RussiaMilitaryTechnologyWorldAircraft

Why Russia's Air Force Is So Dangerous

Cheaper than Western aircraft and almost just as good.

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 a former editorial assistant at The National Interest. This article first appeared several years ago and is being republished due to reader interest.

Image: Wikipedia.