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IAF seeking to buy 4 x Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfires

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:31 pm    Post subject: IAF seeking to buy 4 x Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfires Reply with quote

http://www.canindia.com/india-seeking-four-tu22m3-strategic-bombers-from-russia/

India seeking four Tu22M3 strategic bombers from Russia

July 18th, 2016

India is seeking to buy four strategic Tu-22M3 bombers and other high-tech weaponry from Russia, Interfax reported in Moscow. The announcment was made at the recent ‘Make in India’ pavilion at the INNOPROM International Industrial Exhibition in Yekaterinburg.

The Tupolev Tu-22M NATO reporting name: Backfire) is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing, long-range strategic and maritime strikebomber with immense war capabilities

The Indian Air Force also wants to purchase 80 Mi-17 helicopters and six Il-76 airplanes, in which the Israeli radar system, the ‘Falcon,’ can be installed, the news agency reported. India has also evinced interest in buying twelve S-400 ‘Triumf’ anti-aircraft missile systems.

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