Russian Nuclear Forces Receive 10 Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22 Strategic Bombers

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The Russian Aerospace Forces received 10 advanced strategic bombers Tu-160, Tu-95 and Tu-22 while the Navy got two strategic missile cruisers.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s nuclear strategic forces have received 10 modernized Tu-160, Tu-95, and Tu-22 strategic bombers, head of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Friday.

“We have received new means of weaponry, new missiles…We have received for the Russian Navy two new strategic missile cruisers, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monamakh, and from the industry, we have received for the aviation strategic nuclear forces 10 modernized strategic bombers, the Tu-160, Tu-95, and Tu-22,” Gerasimov said.

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© Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation / Go to the photo bankTu-22 strategic bombers of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces set to hit ISIS targets in Syria. (Still from the video published by the Russian Defense Ministry on its official YouTube channel).
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Tu-22 strategic bombers of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces set to hit ISIS targets in Syria. (Still from the video published by the Russian Defense Ministry on its official YouTube channel).
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© Photo : CDB ME “Rubin”Russia's Vladimir Monamakh nuclear submarine
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Russia's Vladimir Monamakh nuclear submarine
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Russia's Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine
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Tu-22 strategic bombers of Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces set to hit ISIS targets in Syria. (Still from the video published by the Russian Defense Ministry on its official YouTube channel).
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Russia's Vladimir Monamakh nuclear submarine
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Russia's Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine

In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia must strengthen its nuclear forces.

Following the president's statement, Gerasimov said that maintaining the country's nuclear forces would be a key priority for the Russian Armed Forces in 2016.

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