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  • Russia and China’s bomber plans could muster support for LRS-B


    Russia and China’s pursuit of modern, long-range bombers is essentially an endorsement of the US Long-Range Strike Bomber, and not the start of some Cold War-era bomber race. That’s the view of retired US Air Force Lt Gen David Deptula, now dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute.


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  • Russia and China’s bomber plans could muster support for LRS-B


    Russia and China’s pursuit of modern, long-range bombers is essentially an endorsement of the US Long-Range Strike...


  • Russia to reestablish Tu-160 supersonic bomber production line


    ​The Russian defense ministry has confirmed that it will restart the production line for the Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-160...


  • Tupolev Tu-160 pair make first transatlantic flight


    A pair of Tupolev Tu-160 bombers (NATO codename Blackjack) made the type's first-ever transatlantic flight, and...


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  • Russia and China’s bomber plans could muster support for LRS-B

    News | 06 Aug 2015 17:05 | James Drew

    Russia and China’s pursuit of modern, long-range bombers is essentially an endorsement of the US Long-Range Strike Bomber, and not the start of some Cold War-era bomber race. That’s the view of retired US Air Force Lt Gen David Deptula, now dean of the Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-and-Chinas-bomber-plans-could-muster-support-for-LRS-B-415472/
  • ANALYSIS: New US bomber competition heats up

    News | 11 Jun 2015 08:54 | James Drew

    In April, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu sent a quiet ripple through the American national security community, when he proposed restarting production of the former Soviet Union's most sophisticated Cold War bomber – the supersonic Tupolev Tu-160, or “Blackjack”.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-New-US-bomber-competition-heats-up-412629/
  • Heavy metal heroes: the world's seven biggest air force bomber fleets

    News | 01 May 2015 14:55

    ​The Cold War days of nuclear-armed big bombers patrolling on a hair trigger are (hopefully) long behind us, but long-range strike capability remains an air power priorityhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Heavy-metal-heroes-the-worlds-seven-biggest-air-force-bomber-fleets-411830/
  • Russia to reestablish Tu-160 supersonic bomber production line

    News | 30 Apr 2015 12:05 | Beth Stevenson

    ​The Russian defense ministry has confirmed that it will restart the production line for the Soviet-era Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” supersonic strategic bomber.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-to-reestablish-Tu-160-supersonic-bomber-production-line-411778/
  • Kings of the swingers: Top 13 swing-wing aircraft

    News | 26 Sep 2014 11:17 | Craig Hoyle

    ​As the operators of Europe’s Panavia Tornado mark the 40th anniversary of its first flight, we bring together a baker’s dozen of variable geometry aircraft – only most of which made it into operational service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Kings-of-the-swingers-Top-13-swing-wing-aircraft-404176/
  • PICTURES: Russia celebrates air force centenary

    News | 16 Aug 2012 15:56 | Vladimir Karnozov

    More than 110 aircraft took part in three-day celebrations of the Russian air force's 100 anniversary at the Ramenskoye aerodrome in Zhukovsky near Moscow...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-Russia-celebrates-air-force-centenary-375577/