Russia's defense ministry reinforces long-range aviation with 4 modernized bombers

Russian Ministry of Defence has announced it will keep in service and extend the life of four modernized strategic bombers for up to 45-50 year, the ministry said.

The aircraft will be equipped with fundamentally new avionics of the crew cabin. On-board system will replace radio-electronic complex equipped with integrated information and control environment.

The complex will be equipped with such advanced systems as: inertial, astro-inertial systems, satellite navigation systems, near-navigation radio-technical systems, air signal systems, onboard defence complex, electronic warfare complex.

The long-aviation crews have successfully completed plans for flight, combat training and warfare in 2018.