Russia to resume production of Tu-160 bomber with the engine (Figure)
Russian Air Force is currently equipped with 16 Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber
According to the U.S., “Aerospace Daily,” April 28, 2010 reported that 16 years after the break, the Russian joint engine company restored NnK- 32 engine production, the engine for the Tu-160 strategic bombers.
in Samarra Motorostroitel company closed in 1994, this engine production line. Since then, the company is only responsible for the engine overhaul and a key manufacturing technology. Tu-160 aircraft as small amount of training, so the company only repaired 28 engines. In 2006, the Russian Air Force Tu-160 aircraft launched a major overhaul and upgrade project, to ensure PAK 2020 to 2025 before starting service, maintaining 16 supersonic bomber’s combat capability. Since 2007, Russia resumed its bomber fleet cruise mission, which makes the engine somewhat worn.
Tu-160 aircraft equipped with four NnK-32 engines, each engine’s afterburner thrust of 25 tons (55,000 pounds), cruise thrust 14 tons. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Hu Hai)