Russia’s upgraded Tu-22M3M strategic bomber successfully conducted its first flight, PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced.
According to the statement, the flight took place at an altitude of 1500 meters and lasted 37 minutes. The systems and equipment worked normally, the statement added.
Deeply upgraded Tu-22M3M aircraft made its first flight.
The flight took place at an altitude of 1500 meters and lasted 37 minutes and proceeded successfully, the systems and equipment worked normally. pic.twitter.com/4ARIorcjBl
— UAC Russia (@UAC_Russia_eng) December 28, 2018
Tupolev Tu-22M (NATO reporting name: Backfire) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strike bomber developed by the Soviet Tupolev Design Bureau.