The contract for the creation of a deeply modernized strategic bomber Tu-95MSM

As reported on August 13, 2018, the agency"Interfax",PJSC "Tupolev" has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation to create a deeply modernized strategic missile carrier Tu-95MSM. This was reported to Interfax by the general director of PJSC "Tupolev" Alexander Konyukhov.
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Used by PJSC "Tupolev" as a prototype aircraft for testing modernization strategic bomber Tu-95MS (side number "317 red"). Zhukovsky, May 2018 (c) Artem Anikeev / AviaPressPhoto / russianplanes.net (link)
“The contract for deep modernization — the Tu-95MSM — was concluded six months ago. The work was launched at the Taganrog Aviation Plant (Beriev TANTK - IF),” said Konyukhov.
“The first departure of the Tu-95MSM is scheduled for the end of 2019,” said the head of Tupolev.
He also noted that the decision on deep modernization of the fleet of Tu-95MS combat aircraft will be made by the Ministry of Defense based on the results of state tests.
In addition, state tests of the strategic missile carrier Tu-95MS with the upgraded NK-12MPM engine are currently under way - they will be completed by the end of 2018. "The tests are going well, the GSI (state joint tests - IF) we will finish by the end of this year," said Konyukhov. He noted that during the tests, the strategic missile carrier Tu-95MS with a modernized engine confirms the declared characteristics.

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