Russia urgently had to mothball the Tu-22 long-range strategic bombers

Russia is forced to reopen Tu-22 bombers.

According to the data provided by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta publication, Russia was forced to withdraw from conservation its long-range strategic Tu-22 bombers, located at the base of Kamenny Ruchey (Khabarovsk Territory). The reason for this was the need to modernize these aircraft.

“In Russia, the Tu-22M3 long-range missile carrier was removed from mothballing at the Kamenny Ruche base near Khabarovsk, a number of media reports. According to unconfirmed reports, the aircraft will be delivered to the aircraft factory in Kazan for modernization to the level of Tu-22М3М », - the newspaper reports.

The exact number of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers is not known, but experts estimate that there can be dozens of combat aircraft, especially given the prospect that these bombers will be equipped with Dagger aviation missile systems.

It should be clarified that, according to experts, the service life of long-range Russian Tu-22 bombers will be extended to the 2035 of the year, despite the imminent appearance of the latest strategic bomber of the PAK DA project, the creation of which is already underway.