Here's Why Russia's 'New' Tu-160M2 Could Be NATO's Worst Nightmare

Here's Why Russia's 'New' Tu-160M2 Could Be NATO's Worst NightmareRussia’s fleet of new build Tupolev Tu-160M2 Blackjack strategic bombers will be equipped with upgraded engines that would extend the range of the aircraft by roughly 600 miles. According to Russian deputy defense minister Yuri Borisov, engine manufacturer Kuznetsov is working on the development of a modernized version of the NK-32 afterburning turbofan for the new Tu-160M2 variant. “In its upgraded version, it [the engine] will be 10% more efficient, which will make it possible to increase the flight range of the strategic bomber by about 1,000 km,” Borisov said during his visit to the Kuznetsov plant in Samara according to TASS.



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