MOSCOW, January 12 & nbsp;/TASS /. Built from scratch in modern Russia, the Tu-160M strategic missile carrier made its maiden flight. & Nbsp; This was reported to reporters on & nbsp; Wednesday in the & nbsp; press service of the state corporation Rostec.
The Ministry of Defense told about the renewal of long-range aviation in 2022
” 12 & nbsp; January from & nbsp; airfield of Kazan Aviation Plant & nbsp; & mdash; branch & ldquo; Tupolev & rdquo; (in & nbsp; as part of the UAC of the state corporation & ldquo; Rostec & rdquo;) made the first flight of the first newly manufactured strategic missile carrier Tu-160M & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said in & nbsp; Rostec.
They also clarified that & nbsp; the flight of the plane took place at & nbsp; an altitude of 600 & nbsp; m and & nbsp; lasted about & nbsp; 30 minutes. The crew of test pilots of PJSC “ Tupolev '' performed maneuvers to check the stability and & nbsp; controllability of the aircraft in & nbsp; air.
General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar, quoted by the press service of Rostec, said that & nbsp; percentage of updated and & nbsp; modernized systems and & nbsp; equipment in & nbsp; ; Tu-160M missile carrier reaches & nbsp; 80.
& nbsp; The & nbsp; new machine is & nbsp; 80% updated and & nbsp; modernized systems and & nbsp; equipment & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said & nbsp; he.