Russia rolls out its first modernised long-submarine-bomber Tu-22M3M from the United Aircraft (UAC) plant in Kazan.
The supersonic long-range multimode missile carrier bomber Tu-22M3M will undergo extensive ground and flight tests in coming weeks.
The Tu-22M3M bomber is the modernised version of the Tu-22M3 long-range strategic strike bomber, which entered service in 1989 and has been used extensively in airstrikes in Syria.
According to UAC, 80 percent of the aircraft’s avionics system has been replaced, which enhanced the navigational accuracy and aircraft control capabilities, thus increased its combat efficiency and range of operation.
Tu-22M3M will enter service with Russian Airforce in 2021., and a total of 30 aircraft were scheduled to be upgraded.