The announcement comes almost two weeks after Russian Air and Space Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev said that the modernized version of the plane, dubbed the Tu-160M2, is scheduled to enter service in 2021.
"In the Tu-160M2 bomber, each of its electronic control units, such as the electronic warfare complex, will perform all other tasks if necessary," Mikheyev said.
He explained, as an example, that if one of the plane's computers breaks down, the system will make it possible to focus the resources of the entire aircraft to addressing this problem.
The Tu-160 is a supersonic strategic bomber with variable-sweep wings, designed to engage targets around the globe with nuclear and conventional weapons.
The revival of the production of this bomber was announced by the Russian Defense Minister in April 2015.
The Tu-160M2's advanced equipment allows it to be twice as protective as the old version of the bomber.