A Tupolev Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber

Supersonic bomber has crashed in the north west of Russia.


A Tupolev Tu-22M3 went down in Murmansk region ar 1:40 p.m. while landing, News Agency TASS reported.

There were four crew – two are dead and other have survived. Experts state that the reason is still not clear.

Jane’s by IHS Markit says that this Tupolev Tu-22M3 plane entered the service in 1980s and is capable to perform antimilitary and anti-ship strikes.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, stated previously that Russia will unveil new types of weapons that can destroy and make NATO’s military system “to be useless”. He has also highlighted new hypersonic missile system which was recently received by the Russian army and is considered as new generation strategic weapon, makes Russia the only country in the world having such system. “It gives opportunity to ensure the security of the state”, stated Putin.