Russia's 5 Most Dangerous Warplanes

July 4, 2015 Topic: Security Region: Eurasia Tags: RussiaRussian Air ForcePAK FA

Russia's 5 Most Dangerous Warplanes

A look at Russia's most dangerous fighter jets and bombers today.

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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