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MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Russian supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160 is planned to equip hypersonic missile complex "Dagger", the design of the project should be completed by the end of 2020. This was announced on Monday, the TASS source in the military-industrial complex.
"The possibility of installing dagger missiles on the Tu-160 is being considered. The development of such an option should be completed this year," the source said.
He did not specify whether the “Daggers” would be equipped with the Tu-160 combatant, or if the modernized Tu-160M would become their carriers.
TASS does not have official confirmation of the information provided by the source.
In July 2018, another source in the Russian military-industrial complex told TASS that it was planned to test Dagger hypersonic missiles on a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber.
Tu-160 is a multi-mode supersonic strategic missile carrier with variable wing geometry. In 2015, it became known about the decision to resume production of the Tu-160 in the upgraded version of the Tu-160M. February 2, the experimental Tu-160M, created on the basis of the combatant Tu-160, first took off. The airplane updated its navigation and navigation equipment, communications system, control system, radar station, electronic countermeasures system. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 12 strategic cruise missiles on two multi-position rotary launchers inside the fuselage.
Russia’s top military brass plans to arm Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday.
"The possibility of deploying Kinzhal missiles on Tu-160 aircraft is being considered. The work on this option is due to be completed this year," the source said.
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The source did not specify, however, whether operational or upgraded Tu-160 bombers would be armed with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
TASS has no official confirmation of this information yet.