WATCH Russia’s TU-95MS strategic bomber return from test flight where it tested its evading missile attack tactics

WATCH Russia’s TU-95MS strategic bomber return from test flight where it tested its evading missile attack tactics

A recent video shows Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers evading incoming missiles from a simulated enemy during a military exercise. 

The Tupolev Tu-95 – first introduced to the USSR armed forces in 1956 – since then has undergone a series of upgrades.   

Together with the Tu-160 and Tu-22, the bomber is the backbone of Russia’s bomber force   

The Russian MoD plans to keep the planes operational until at least 2040.  

According to a statement posted by the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD), in addition to defense maneuvers, the pilots also “practiced landing jets at operational airfields as well as new and effective methods of hitting ground targets representing enemy positions”.   

Matteo Natalucci

Matteo Natalucci is a geopolitics expert working as an Editor in London covering all aspects of international affairs and technology. Matteo previously worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IHS Markit, and Global Data. Get in touch with the author: matteo.natalucci@internationalinsider.org
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