Tu-160M2  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2023
Maiden Flight: March 2018
Total Production: 50
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KAPO Gorbunov and PSC Tupolev
Parent System: Tu-160
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1987
Maiden Flight: 18 December 1981
Total Production: 110
Family Members: Tu-160 and Tu-160M
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Description: The Tupolev Tu-160, Blackjack NATO-codename, is a long range, supersonic, variable geometry wings, strategic bomber designed to penetrate sophisticated air defense systems at low altitude and supersonic speed. It is the Soviet counterpart to the US Air Force B-1B Lancer strategic bomber. Armament, typically nuclear short range and long range cruise missiles, is carried inside two weapons bays located at the middle of the fuselage. The Tu-160 bomber is powered by four NK-231 (NK-32) engines rated at 55,100-lb each. The NK-231 engines provide supersonic flight capability and intercontinental range through fuel consumption optimization. The Tu-160 bomber features in-flight refueling capability for extended range and maximum payload operations.

The Tu-160M2 is a further development of the Tu-160 strategic bomber with state-of-the-art sensors and weapons. Basically, the Tu-160M2 is a radical upgrade that will represent new specifications and new capabilities more in accordance with a new aircraft. Serial production of the new Tu-160M2 strategic bomber is slated to begin after 2023. The Russian Air Force may procure 50 bombers or more following estimates released in May 2015.

Tu-160M2 Specifications

Crew: 4
Number of Engines: 4
Performance
Ceiling: 23,000 meter (75,459 foot)
Max Range: 20,000 kilometer (10,799 nautical mile)
Operational Altitude: 18,300 meter (60,039 foot)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Tu-160M2 News

There are 17 news between
29 Apr 2015 and 25 Jul 2017
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017Russian Aerospace Forces to Get 15 Mi-38-2 Helicopters by 2020
Tuesday, July 18, 2017Russian Air Force to Buy 3-to-4 Tu-160M2 Bombers Annually
Sunday, June 25, 2017Russian Air Force to Get New Yermak Strategic Transport Aircraft by 2024
Thursday, June 22, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber to Take to the Skies in March 2018
Saturday, June 3, 2017Russia Starts Production of First Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber
Thursday, May 18, 2017Russian Air Force Envisages Tu-160M2 Bomber as Interim Solution before PAK DA Bomber
Saturday, January 21, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Anti-Missile Protection System
Monday, August 15, 2016Russia to Produce First Modernized Tu-160M2 NK-32.02 Engines by End of 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber May Take to the Skies by End of 2018
Monday, August 24, 2015Tu-160M and Tu-160M2 Bombers to Feature State-of-The-Art Navigation Systems

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 501
Offensive Weapons
Kh-101
Kh-102
Kh-32
Kh-555
Propulsion Systems
NK-32.02x4
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