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Russia’s Aerospace Force gets 2 upgraded Tu-95MS strategic bombers

April 15, 16:43 UTC+3

The upgrade of Tu-95MS long-range missile-carrying bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force increase their service life

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Tu-95MS strategic bomber

Tu-95MS strategic bomber

© Russian Defense Ministry press service/TASS

ROSTOV-ON-DON, April 15. /TASS/. The Taganrog-based Beriev Aircraft Company has delivered two upgraded Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bombers to Russia’s Aerospace Force, the Company’s press office said on Monday.

"The Beriev Company has handed over modernized Tu-95MS aircraft to Russia’s Aerospace Force. This month, the Beriev has delivered two Tu-95MS planes to the crews of long-range aviation after major repairs and modernization," the company’s statement reads.

"On April 11, a Tu-95MS with Side No. 24 made a flight to its airbase. On April 13, a Tu-95MS with Side No. 19 flew to its airfield," the company said.

The major repairs and upgrade of Tu-95MS long-range missile-carrying bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force increase their service life, the press office said.

The Tu-95MS strategic missile-carrying bomber is designated to accomplish the tasks of striking vital targets in remote military-geographical areas and deep in the rear of continental theaters of military operations, employing nuclear missile weapons. A modernized bomber is furnished with a new control system and hardpoints for Kh-101 missiles that have proven their efficiency in Syria.

The Taganrog-based Beriev Aircraft Company (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation) is the developer of new aircraft and aircraft prototypes and serially produces planes of various designation. The Beriev manufactures Be-200ChS amphibious planes for Russia’s Emergencies Ministry and special aviation platforms for the Defense Ministry of Russia. The Beriev Company also repairs Tu-95MS bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force, Tu-142M, Tu-142M3 and Tu-142MR of the Russian Navy’s aviation.

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