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American expert criticized the US ambassador for words about the Tu-160

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American expert Mark Episkopos in his article for National Interest criticized the words of the US ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker, who compared the Tu-160 rocket-carriers to the “museum exhibits”.




According to Episcopos, “White Swan” will remain relevant for a long time, especially considering their upcoming modernization to the level of Tu-160М2.

He advised the ambassador to first study the objects of his mockery, so that later, being "in an atmosphere of political posturing," do not sit in a puddle.

The age of technology does not always mean its backwardness, for example, the American F-16 on 10 is older than the Tu-160, but it is still in service and is supposed to last until 2040, the article says.

According to the author, strategists do not necessarily have to comply with the latest achievements of science technology: the Tu-160 carry a threat, as they are able to reliably deliver their combat load to a given area. This was successfully demonstrated in Syria.

In addition, the Russian military command began to modernize the missile carriers, expanding the production of Tu-160М2. The updated car will be equipped with modern avionics and improved engines. This approach tells about the success of the designers who created the base model, notes the publication.

Recall, the Tu-160 missile carrier is in service with the 1987 of the year. Considered to be the most powerful and largest supersonic aircraft in stories aviation. It was first used in combat during an operation in Syria.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 24 December 2018 10: 32
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    At least someone there should have the competence ..... and the last one, although the former one, wanted to have some fun, show his awareness! and showed drawn, just neighing with him.
    1. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 24 December 2018 10: 42
      +2
      The age of technology does not always mean its backwardness, for example, the American F-16s are 10 years older than the Tu-160, but are still in service ....

      The retired ambassador, most likely, also has problems with age. But unlike the TU-160, he is already retired, so its effectiveness is already about zero! negative Let them mutter, these former Yankee talkers are a dime a dozen!
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 December 2018 11: 06
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        And there are a dime a dozen, there are others, too, whom common sense visited to retire.
  2. Galleon
    Galleon 24 December 2018 10: 34
    +5
    Any dismissive attitude towards the enemy is the lot of narrow-minded people and moods, doomed to early disappointment. But the more such "US ambassadors" there are, the better for us.
    1. Wild_grey_wolf
      Wild_grey_wolf 24 December 2018 10: 46
      +2
      A large number of such fools can bring terrible consequences to the world, so this statement is controversial.
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  4. Loess
    Loess 24 December 2018 10: 35
    +1
    American expert Mark Episkopos in his article for National Interest criticized the words of the US ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker, comparing the Tu-160 missile carriers with "museum exhibits."
    In VO it was criticized much earlier)
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 24 December 2018 10: 37
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    The clever one will not pay attention to the fart of the American ambassador, the stupid ones will enthusiastically repeat and quote the nonsense that he said. The world has always been like that.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2018 10: 45
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    He advised the ambassador to first study the objects of his ridicule, so that later, being "in the atmosphere of political posturing" does not sit in a puddle
    The American ambassadors are not accustomed to sit in a puddle, which they then do not even regret. Recently, the former American ambassador to Ukraine carried such nonsense that you marvel at how such frostbitten Russophobes and ignoramuses become dip workers.
  7. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 24 December 2018 10: 45
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    This former ambassador probably judges our technology by himself - he became old, stupid, and he is not friends with women. That stirs up with their ratings. lol
  8. Disorder
    Disorder 24 December 2018 10: 58
    +1
    lol Duc B-1 is a couple of years older. Also a museum exhibit? And the B-52 is generally an exhibit from the exhibits - it has been used since 55.
  9. Hole puncher
    Hole puncher 24 December 2018 10: 59
    +4
    American expert Mark Episkopos in his article for National Interest

    I propose not to mention the source of National Interest, this immediately resets the meaning of the story.
  10. mehan
    mehan 24 December 2018 11: 25
    -9
    It’s not the plane that is obsolete, but the tactics of its use ..... in the case of a Chegil, they simply won’t let it fly. Tell me how much he has a pre-span, with a suspension? During this time, the Kyrgyz Republic will walk to the airport ....
    1. Hypersound
      Hypersound 24 December 2018 11: 49
      +1
      Dozens of S-400 pieces (each of which can repel a missile attack for up to 18 pieces of aircraft), together with the Torahs and the Carapace, will be sleeping at this time?
    2. Redfox3k
      Redfox3k 25 December 2018 09: 12
      0
      What you say is called "shapkozakidatelstvo" in Russia ... It, of course, pleases that the enemy has similar moods, but on the other hand it is alarming that he will be completely peaceable due to the absence of fear.
  11. astepanov
    astepanov 24 December 2018 11: 36
    +1
    "It is considered the most powerful and largest supersonic aircraft in aviation history.".
    And the most beautiful. No one has such a handsome man.
    1. Hypersound
      Hypersound 24 December 2018 11: 48
      -1
      Yes, a very beautiful plane
  12. Qwertyarion
    Qwertyarion 24 December 2018 11: 38
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    Comrade Trump set the level of competence for his subordinates, now it’s fashionable for them to tweet, to blurt out without thinking. laughing
  13. Hypersound
    Hypersound 24 December 2018 11: 47
    -1
    Well and most importantly, the Tu-160 is better than its Pndos counterpart B1 lancer in all respects. So the ambassador is an idiot
    1. Slinqshot
      Slinqshot 24 December 2018 12: 43
      0
      B1A - the analogue of the 160th is not in service, and B1-B was altered to a different tactic. You compare warm to soft.
  14. Panting
    Panting 24 December 2018 12: 14
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    Well, just like in Krylov's fable: "The Fox and the Grapes."
  15. Communist for the truth
    Communist for the truth 24 December 2018 12: 27
    +1
    Whitaker wanted to offend our Soviet people, but he himself was liquid. So it will be with everyone soldier
  16. Ros 56
    Ros 56 24 December 2018 12: 47
    0
    Look at this (n) donkey when the Swans along the state border pass without entering the striped airspace.
  17. Romanenko
    Romanenko 24 December 2018 13: 53
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    Whose cow would mumble ...
    What about the B-52, still in service with the United States ???
    You can’t even compare it with Swan, indeed museum exhibits, however, they fly.