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January 13, 2022, 6:40 AM

New Tu-160M Missile Carrier Makes First Flight

Russia is building up its strategic missile-carrying force by placing Tupolev's mighty Tu-160M “Blackjack” back into production.

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F-16 Top Aces
Jan 21, 2022 - 6:12 AM
The military training provider is upgrading former Israeli F-16 fighters for contracted U.S. Air Force aggressor training duties.
Rafale Greece
Jan 19, 2022 - 1:08 PM
The first Dassault Rafales for the Hellenic Air Force have arrived in Greece, just six days short of a year since contract signature.
Korea UAE deal
Jan 19, 2022 - 4:39 AM
Korea Aerospace will convert four Dassault aircraft to improve air force reconnaissance.
Tu-160M "Blackjack"
Jan 13, 2022 - 6:40 AM
Russia is building up its strategic missile-carrying force by placing Tupolev's mighty Tu-160M “Blackjack” back into production.
Gripen Hungary
Jan 12, 2022 - 6:32 AM
Modifications to Hungary’s Gripens will allow them to fire new weapons, such as the IRIS-T and Meteor air-to-air missiles.
UH-169B Italian army
Dec 28, 2021 - 8:09 AM
Having announced the AW169's selection in 2020, Austria has now committed to the purchase with a government-to-government order from Italy.
TH-73A
Dec 23, 2021 - 11:41 AM
The latest order takes the Navy's TH-73A fleet to 104 aircraft, but the total should reach 130 by 2024.
H160M Guépard
Dec 22, 2021 - 12:09 PM
Ultimately France intends to buy 169 H160Ms for the HIL (light joint helicopter) requirement to serve with the air force, army and navy.
EQ-4B Global Hawk
Dec 16, 2021 - 5:09 AM
The former BACN-carrying high-altitude UAVs will be outfitted to support hypersonic missile tests as part of the SkyRange initiative.
Typhoon Kuwait
Dec 15, 2021 - 5:51 AM
Kuwait’s new Typhoons are the first of the breed to feature an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.