Russia’s new generation of strategic bombers and nuclear strike capabilities with stealth
Data Figure: Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers
Data Figure: Russian figure-95MS strategic bombers Tu-95 family is the most advanced model
According to RIA Novosti, the Russian authorities are currently working to develop a new generation long-range strategic bomber aviation. Russian long-range air force deputy commander, Major General Anatoly day Halie Fu said: “The new system will be unique in the world.”
ace Design Bureau, a leading role
8 19, the Tupolev Design Bureau General Manager announced that the Russian Defense Ministry and the Tupolev Design Bureau signed an agreement, the Tupolev Design Bureau to develop a new generation of Russian strategic bombers.
reported that the new Russian strategic bombers research project chose the Tupolev Design Bureau, it is because the design bureau of the Soviet strategic bomber developed by the “originator” to develop strategic bomber known around the world, has extensive research experience in the design, has developed a fleet of Soviet and Russian space-based nuclear forces, “Troika”, that Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers.
Soviet Tupolev design bureau was previously known aircraft designer Tupolev Design Bureau named. It is the former Soviet Union, the oldest, most experienced, one of the strongest technology design bureau, the Soviet Union’s aviation industry has made great contributions, Tupolev himself as the “father of Russian aviation industry.”
along, Tupolev Design Bureau to design the main heavy bombers and large transport aircraft, as early as during World War II, the Tupolev design Tu-2 “bat” type is the best front line of the Soviet Union one full-metal bomber. Moreover, after World War II for a long period of time, Tupolev Design Bureau, the main models are the bombers, heavy bombers from the Figure-4, Figure-85 jet bombers map to -12, Figure -14, and later Tu-22 “eye” and Figure 26 “Backfire” and so on. Tupolev Design Bureau completed a total of more than 300 programs for the Soviet Union and the Russian-built over 18,000 aircraft.
for the new Russian strategic bombers, the Tupolev Design Bureau, general manager of the Moscow International Air Show said: “The new generation of strategic bombers would be a conceptually new bomber, the most advanced technologies. “
stealth and nuclear, conventional strike capability
According to the Russian” Aviation News “reported on Halie Fu said:” Russia The future development of Air Force strategic bombers will benefit from different types of airport, including road, even from the soil off the runway and short runways; any battlefield in any weather conditions and fight. “
Meanwhile, a new strategic bomber stealth technology will be widely used to reduce reflection area. U.S. fighters “shape + paint” stealth different ways, the new bomber will use the plasma stealth technology, without changing the aerodynamic design of aircraft under the premise of the aircraft into the air around the plasma cloud, to absorb and scatter radar effect.
Russian plasma stealth technology research in the leading U.S. equipment has been developed to the third generation, two generations of products have been before the flight and ground tests, the aircraft can be said to reduce the probability of being detected by radar 99% . Next-generation technology will enable the U.S. B-2A stealth bombers dwarfs.
In addition, a new generation of Russian strategic bombers will have the task of implementation of the strategic and tactical strike missions against the dual capacity. The aircraft can carry both a strategic cruise missiles equipped with nuclear warheads, nuclear strike on the target, but also will be able to use the conventional precision-guided weapons, targets on the ground “pinpoint” type combat, have the ability to break any air defense system.
this regard, the Russian Air Force Chief of Staff Alexander Zelin said: “The new Russian strategic bombers in a conventional war and nuclear war have a high performance, it will use a range of precision-guided weapons, with many new operational capabilities, the Russian Air Force carry out a new anti-intervention means war. “
military experts pointed out that the availability of conventional means of attack, has become an important measure of the standard new generation of strategic bombers. After all, not just nuclear war can be fought in the battlefield or to rely on more conventional weapons to solve the problem. Adapted from the United States and Russia’s strategic bombers such as the current B-2A and the Tu-160 to perform conventional combat missions, you can see some trends in strategic bombers. A new generation of Russian strategic bombers on long-range aircraft that “both nuclear” requirement, is also based on the needs of winning high-tech conventional war.
Russian bombers resume competition with the United States
far range strategic bombers, large load of bombs, strong penetration, air-based nuclear deterrence is the main platform the Soviet Union and Russia are very focused on the development of strategic bombers, advanced development of competition has been one after another.
United States in 1946 started to develop B-52 strategic bombers (now still in service), B-52 to offset the threat of the Soviet Union in 1951 started the development of Tu-95 strategic bombers.
either payload or range, Tu-95 are beyond the B-52. As a result, the U.S. military began to develop advanced B-1 strategic bomber, which then stimulate the development of the Soviet Union specifically for B-1 bomber Tu-160 strategic bombers, Tu-160 is currently active in Russia’s most advanced strategic bomber.
Next, the U.S. military aimed at the development work again the next generation of B-2 stealth bombers, Tu-160 strategic bombers beyond full, B-2 is the world’s first stealth bombers. However, the post-Soviet Russia because of economic difficulties, competition with U.S. strategic bombers before pause.
Now, with the economic recovery, Tu-95, Tu-160 and Tu-22 2020 will be obsolete at the same time, U.S. Air Force plans developed in 2018 to a new strategic bombers, such a case, Russia resumed strategic bomber of the new development. Russian long-range aviation officials said, the new Russian strategic bombers will remain air-based strategic deterrent capability, the new machine with the United States comparable to the corresponding models. ( Source: China National Defense News Author: Yu Feng)