In the process of reconstructing the White Swan, the entire production line was modernized, and a number of technologies were worked out. All this will be used in the implementation of promising projects. And not only for military purposes.
After a loud statement by the Russian president on the need to develop a “passenger version” of the Tu-160, information appeared in the media about work already being done in this direction.
Soviet design engineers have repeatedly managed to create civilian aircraft based on military aircraft. The first domestic jet passenger plane Tu-104, about which we told earlier, was built on the basis of the Tu-16 bomber, and when designing the long-range Tu-114, the strategic Tu-95 served as a base.