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In the US, the updated Tu-160М2 was called the "super-bomber"

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The upgraded "White Swan" will become a "super-bomber." So the Russian Tu-160М2 plane was called by the columnist of The National Interest, the American edition of The National Interest, Dave Majumdar.


His publication is based on the statements of Michael Koffman, a researcher at the United States Center for Military Analysis, specializing in Russia. The reason for it was the message that the first updated missile carrier should rise into the sky in February of next year.

In the US, the updated Tu-160М2 was called the "super-bomber"


Aircraft have proven themselves in the Syrian campaign, making the launch platform for X-101 cruise missiles, the range of which is assumed to be from 4,5 thousands to 5 thousands of kilometers
- writes Majumdar.

Majumdar notes that the modernization of the White Swan is likely to go ahead. Since it used to be said that the new car will take off by the end of 2018 of the year. One way or another, the expert writes, the Tu-160М2 program is the main task of modernizing Russian strategic bombers.

Despite the fact that the updated "White Swan" will retain almost the same glider, it will become a completely new aircraft. In addition to the newest radio-electronic equipment, the Tu-160М2 will receive the new engine NK-32-02.

Along with the purchase of 50 new missile carriers, the X-NUMX of the Tu-16 planes available to the RF Military Space Forces will most likely also be modified to the М160 version.

The total number of upgraded bombers is quite enough for the strategic forces of Russia. The Russian Space Forces, unlike the United States Air Force, do not assume that their planes will have to penetrate enemy airspace in order to hit its targets. Instead, the Tu-160М2, capable of speeds above 2 Mach, will launch long-range cruise missiles. Therefore, stealth technology is not particularly important when upgrading Blackjack.
- asserts Kofman.

Experts conclude that one of the main advantages of a high-tech bomber is that it provides a nuclear warning, reports RG-Sil
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  1. maxim947
    maxim947 14 November 2017 15: 16 New
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    This is good, even better when this will be said not in the future, but in the present tense) and as plural as possible)
    1. Going
      Going 14 November 2017 15: 21 New
      15
      I do not believe opponents who praise, we will do it ourselves and see everything, and our specialists and experts will tell you everything.
      1. DMoroz
        DMoroz 14 November 2017 15: 25 New
        10
        machine, of course, spectacular, but
        columnist for The National Interest, an American publication, Dave Majumdar.
        still that iksperd ...
      2. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 14 November 2017 15: 25 New
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        the range of which is supposed to be from 4,5 thousand up to 50 thousand kilometers

        Around the "ball" with hook wassat The journalist is not friends with his head at all. laughing Or are fear big eyes?
        1. Nasrat
          Nasrat 14 November 2017 15: 27 New
          +4
          Not the accuracy of the article - it’s full ... either Raj Kapoor messed up something, or someone copied ... request
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 14 November 2017 15: 34 New
            +7
            In fact, 5 thousand km (in the future 7,5 thousand). Just think, just attributed one toe.
            Now, if two zeroes, would get to the moon. THERE WOULD BE POWER !!!
            But three zeroes would be even better
            wassat
        2. Dwarfking
          Dwarfking 14 November 2017 15: 36 New
          +1
          Just someone lost a comma. Obviously, there was talk about 5,0 thousand
        3. Piramidon
          Piramidon 14 November 2017 15: 48 New
          +4
          Well, if you refuel it in the air and change the crew on the go, then 50 km is not a problem. wassat
          1. faiver
            faiver 14 November 2017 20: 11 New
            +2
            refueling horseradish with her, but about the replacement of the crew on the go can be more detailed? laughing
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 14 November 2017 21: 41 New
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              Quote: faiver
              refueling horseradish with her, but about the replacement of the crew on the go can be more detailed? laughing

              Duc on the tanker's hose and the crew will crawl. laughing
        4. Vasya Vassin
          Vasya Vassin 14 November 2017 16: 04 New
          +1
          This too cut my eyes terribly at such a range why the hell the plane to her?
      3. Jedi
        Jedi 14 November 2017 15: 25 New
        +9
        I join, anxious when the enemy praises you. As an option, I consider the probability of a custom-made character of the laudatory article of Majumdar from arms manufacturers. wink
        1. Going
          Going 14 November 2017 15: 36 New
          +9
          Euthanasia, especially straight fantastic numbers.
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 14 November 2017 15: 40 New
            +7
            Now screams will begin in the style of "why don't we have this?" and urgent allocation for the construction and / or modernization of B-1B to the same level of 100500 billions of killed raccoons. wassat
            1. Going
              Going 14 November 2017 15: 47 New
              +8
              Well, all for the sake of inflating the budget, and so already an order of magnitude more than ours and this is only in the USA.
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 14 November 2017 15: 52 New
                +5
                So the machine is printed at home.
                1. Going
                  Going 14 November 2017 15: 57 New
                  +8
                  They say he is in the hands of the "English" and do not let anyone else in there.
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 14 November 2017 16: 07 New
                    +5
                    Not sure, but the fact that strangers are not allowed into the trough is a fact!
                  2. faiver
                    faiver 14 November 2017 20: 12 New
                    +1
                    rented out? laughing
                    1. Going
                      Going 14 November 2017 20: 14 New
                      +8
                      There is a line for this business, but she is firing squad.
            2. Eflintuk
              Eflintuk 14 November 2017 22: 29 New
              +2
              We have so far copied B-1B, they have already abandoned it as a strategic one.
      4. 210ox
        210ox 14 November 2017 15: 26 New
        +2
        Again this Indian expert .. Every barrel a plug ..
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 14 November 2017 15: 36 New
          +8
          Quote: 210ox
          Indian expert

          He is no longer quite an Indian. Dus - yes. And instead of "in" put "pin" - get the correct answer. wink hi
      5. aws4
        aws4 14 November 2017 18: 21 New
        +3
        and I don’t believe our experts ... all of them have no analogues in them ..
        1. Going
          Going 14 November 2017 18: 24 New
          +9
          And what do you believe? who do you think can objectively evaluate?
          1. Dembel77
            Dembel77 14 November 2017 18: 44 New
            +1
            I just get puffed with pride for this. But I also want to increase my retirement benefits no less than the super-bomber. And why do we never have enough money for both?
            1. Going
              Going 14 November 2017 19: 52 New
              +9
              Because he wants to eat a lot of bureaucrats and until they cut them off, or rather, we do not cut them off, he will not be enough.
      6. APASUS
        APASUS 14 November 2017 18: 54 New
        +2
        Quote: Going
        I do not believe opponents who praise, we will do it ourselves and see everything, and our specialists and experts will tell you everything.

        And this is not really praise. This is an attempt to lobby certain structures and to get money out of Congress to eliminate the "backlog." For this reason, some materials about Russian weapons resemble a fantastic action movie, but in fact it is an element of influence on congressmen
      7. Eflintuk
        Eflintuk 14 November 2017 22: 30 New
        0
        I do not believe the weapons that the opponents praise - so probably more correctly.
      8. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 14 November 2017 23: 43 New
        +6
        Quote: Going
        I do not believe opponents who praise

        So it is not for us and writes. Comrade "on the stream" puzzles horror stories for his audience, the budget is not waiting. Confused - and others "saw", everything else is secondary
      9. Star
        Star 15 November 2017 09: 05 New
        +2
        The performance characteristics of our missiles will never be told to us and to anyone. It is naive to listen to anyone in a public place about the characteristics of the latest weapons systems that are not supplied even to our allies.
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 14 November 2017 15: 18 New
    +3
    The praise is of course pleasant. But most likely he is drowning in the furnace about what terrible Russians there are.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 14 November 2017 15: 23 New
      +3
      Quote: DEZINTO
      The praise is of course pleasant. But most likely he is drowning in the furnace about what terrible Russians there are.

      some "sources" and fu-35 were enthusiastic about us. empty article ... about nothing.
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 14 November 2017 15: 19 New
    +8
    X-101, the range of which is supposed to be from 4,5 thousand to 50 thousand kilometers
    - writes Majumdar.
    Proud of our rockets fellow
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 14 November 2017 15: 49 New
      +1
      Explain somebody ... What is a "nuclear warning"? As I understand it, the Tu-160 takes off and everyone was immediately warned ...?
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 14 November 2017 15: 53 New
        +4
        Read it as a "nuclear deterrence."
      2. Eflintuk
        Eflintuk 14 November 2017 22: 27 New
        0
        He flew over Russia - and in America already on the radar ... :)
  4. neri73-r
    neri73-r 14 November 2017 15: 22 New
    +2
    the range of which is supposed to be from 4,5 thousand to 50 thousand kilometers


    and sho so little? some 50 thousand! wassat
    1. thinker
      thinker 14 November 2017 15: 27 New
      +1
      I thought they lost a comma, no, it is Majumdar’s good
      The Raduga H-101, which is believed to have a range of 4500 to 50000 km.

      http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/tu-160m
      2-everything-we-know-about-russias-new-super-bomb
      er-23183
    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 14 November 2017 15: 29 New
      +2
      Quote: neri73-r
      and sho so little? some 50 thousand!

      Is that what? Over 40 thousand km, once around the equator, the Earth will go around and another 10 thousand will remain so that the adversary would fall on his head from an unexpected direction! It is, Russian cunning fellow:
  5. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 14 November 2017 15: 25 New
    +2
    50 000 km, however))) you can directly shoot from the airfield
    1. Dezinto
      Dezinto 14 November 2017 15: 26 New
      +3
      Yeah, he doesn’t need to fly anywhere))))
    2. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 14 November 2017 15: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: kostyan77708
      50 000 km, however))) you can directly shoot from the airfield

      And in any direction: still get it! laughing
    3. HAM
      HAM 14 November 2017 15: 30 New
      +1
      Especially for the moon, rockets were developed. From there, the adversary will be punished. wassat
  6. Altona
    Altona 14 November 2017 15: 31 New
    +2
    Quote: DEZINTO
    Yeah, he doesn’t need to fly anywhere))))

    ---------------------------
    Yes, the concept now is such that it launches its weapons without entering the enemy’s air defense coverage area or without crossing its close defense line. So strategic missile carriers can shoot almost from the pier.
  7. Gale
    Gale 14 November 2017 15: 34 New
    +2
    So the Russian Tu-160M2 aircraft was named by the observer of the American publication The National Interest Dave Majumdar
    ---------------
    before opening the news, I already knew who the author was, except for jokes)))
  8. plotnikov561956
    plotnikov561956 14 November 2017 15: 39 New
    +2
    Super, the fact that the production of the Tu-160 was restored .. and that. Which is formidable and without pin-ov praise is known
  9. weksha50
    weksha50 14 November 2017 16: 17 New
    +3
    "one of the main advantages of a high-tech bomber is that it provides a nuclear warning" ...

    That's what - most importantly - THEM bothers ...
    PS And "White Swans" and "Bears" - where they just do not "warn" during their flights ... laughing good
  10. sir_obs
    sir_obs 14 November 2017 16: 34 New
    0
    In the technical and colorado regions, and the third one?
  11. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 14 November 2017 17: 25 New
    +1
    U.S. Center for Naval Analysis Michael Coffman
    Do they have a center for air analysis?
  12. Barshchik-M
    Barshchik-M 14 November 2017 18: 06 New
    +3
    The modernized "White Swan" will become a "super-bomber"

    Fear has big eyes ... heh heh
    But what will happen when the new development is shown in this class .. What will they call?
  13. Mikhail Anokhin
    Mikhail Anokhin 14 November 2017 18: 12 New
    +1
    However, the paper tiger, and the nipples are yeast and the toilet urgently needed.
  14. Old26
    Old26 14 November 2017 18: 19 New
    0
    Quote: Going
    I do not believe opponents who praise, we will do it ourselves and see everything, and our specialists and experts will tell you everything.

    Such laudatory articles in their press appear before the Air Force leadership begins to talk about the lag in this area and ask for money to overcome this lag.

    Quote: Piramidon
    Well, if you refuel it in the air and change the crew on the go, then 50 km is not a problem. wassat

    Range 4 to 50 thousands kilometers indicated for the X-101 missile, and not for TU
  15. SEERforSEER
    SEERforSEER 14 November 2017 23: 32 New
    0
    Majumdar again ...
    Who pulls this POSA?
    I would have all the articles from "Majumdar" at once in ...
  16. izGOI
    izGOI 15 November 2017 00: 57 New
    0
    Along with the purchase of 50 new missile carriers
    !!!! If only it turned out!
  17. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 15 November 2017 07: 11 New
    +1
    nevertheless, no matter what anyone says, our designers have been making technology for decades.
  18. BVS
    BVS 15 November 2017 09: 08 New
    +1
    Quote: Old26
    Quote: Going
    I do not believe opponents who praise, we will do it ourselves and see everything, and our specialists and experts will tell you everything.

    Such laudatory articles in their press appear before the Air Force leadership begins to talk about the lag in this area and ask for money to overcome this lag.

    Quote: Piramidon
    Well, if you refuel it in the air and change the crew on the go, then 50 km is not a problem. wassat

    Range 4 to 50 thousands kilometers indicated for the X-101 missile, and not for TU

    and that a rocket will fly 50 thousand kilometers?
  19. keeper03
    keeper03 15 November 2017 09: 28 New
    0
    He is super now, and there will be more super !!! laughing
    50 thousand km. - this is not Khuhra-Mukhra for you, we’ll get it anywhere on the Earth, without leaving the zone of the airfield! wassat bully
  20. Zomanus
    Zomanus 15 November 2017 13: 55 New
    0
    The main thing is that there would be people who are not afraid to give an order for use, in which case.
    And now every dangerous thing is enough for us ...
  21. doework
    doework 15 November 2017 18: 17 New
    0
    Stop producing trash ... don't print translations from NI! This is pulp fiction ..