Contents tagged with Тu-22М3

  • Kremlin: Russia deployed long-range bombers in Crimea

    The Chairman of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, announced that Russia has deployed Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers with nuclear weapons in the Crimea. The bombers are capable of hitting air defense systems and missile defense systems "anywhere in Europe,” reports RIA Novosti.

    Bondarev noted that these bombers will be upgraded in the next few years and will become "universal means for strikes on all types of targets at a distance of thousands of kilometers." …

  • Russian Tu-22M3 bomber crashes near Murmansk

    A Tu-22M3 bomber crashed while attempting to land at a military airfield in the Murmansk region of Russia, TASS  reported, citing a source in law enforcement agencies .

    "The Tu-22M3 crashed at 1:40 p.m. MSK [on Monday] while landing at the airport of the long-range aviation regiment of Olenegorsk,” the source told the agency. "According to preliminary information, the commander and navigator survived... The crew of this aircraft consists of four people: the commander, assistant commander, …