“In 2020, long-range aviation will be replenished with six modernized strategic Tu-95MS missile carriers,” the TASS defense department quotes.
It is clarified that in 2019 five modernized Tu-95MS entered the Russian troops.
Commander of long-range aviation, Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash, noted that modern systems installed on an aircraft during modernization several times improve the accuracy of target destruction by bombs guided and cruise missiles.
Earlier, PJSC Tupolev reported that the upgraded supersonic long-range bomber of the Russian Air Force Tu-22M3M received the latest radio-electronic equipment and a fueling rod. It is assumed that this will increase the radius of the combat use of the machine and use modern guided ammunition, including the Dagger complex. According to experts, the updated bomber will strengthen the air component of Russia's nuclear triad.