This information is true. The decision of the Military Council VKS 22 on August 2017, the Tu-160 was named after Peter Deinekin- he said.
As previously reported, last week this aircraft began test flights.
Petr Stepanovich Deinekin was born on December 14, 1937 in the city of Morozovsk, Rostov Region. In 1988-1990 he commanded the Far aviation and was the first commander in chief of the Russian Air Force from 1992 to 1998. Honored Military Pilot, Hero of Russia, Army General Deinekin was a gentleman of more than 20 Soviet, Russian and foreign orders. He died on August 19, 2017 from a heart attack.