On August 16th, Russia Arforce showed its modernized long-range multimode missile carrier bomber Tu-22M3M in Kazan city at eastern of Russia
The famous Tupolev aircraft maker has delivered a demonstration of the Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber, capable of penetrating the enemy air defense and attacking deep in the enemy territory. . Yuri Slyusar, the company’s director, said:
“The Tu-22M3M modernization program is a step towards the modernization of the Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber with completely new systems, completely new capabilities, might and threat to potential adversaries. The upgrade focus on the whole of the electronic system, with over 80% of the total, it really becomes an extremely powerful opponent for any country. “
Tu-22M3Ms have the ability to strike targets at sea and on land at distances up to more than 2,200 m with conventional bombs, smart bombs, long-range guided missiles. The modernization program is carried out at more comfortable cockpit, can travel longer distances, and fly faster due to its more powerful engine. About 80 percent of its electronics were updated
Viktor Bondarev, who is a Lieutenant General and former Russian Air Force commander, said Tu-22M3M bombers could be equipped with Kh-32 long-range anti-ship cruise missiles. It could destroy the cargo carriers. According to parliamentarian Viktor Bondarev, Tu-22M3M aircraft will be equipped with Kinzhal supersonic missiles in the future and will likely carry four missiles.
Test flights will be conducted in September, and Russia plans to modernize 30 Tu-22M3 bombers to Tu-22M3M by 2020 and Russian Air Force will receive the first Tu-22M3M in the year of 2021. The original Tu-22M3 was created in the 1970s. It was used in Afghanistan during the Soviet War and saw limited action in counterterrorism operations in Northern Caucasus and proved impressively in flying from Russia pass by many coountries and attacking IS in Syria battlefield.
Russia shows medernized Tu-22M3M bombers after Russia also unveiled their hypersonic missiles in the face of Kinzhal, Burevestnik, as well as the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle. Many military experts said that all of these vital weapons will be amred on Tu-22M3M bomber by the year of 2020.