MOSCOW, August 9. (ARMS-TASS). Russian long-range aviation aircraft after the upgrade will increase their combat effectiveness by almost half. About it on the radio station "Russian news service" said Chief of the Air Force, Lieutenant General of the Russian Federation Viktor Bondarev.
"Airplanes, in principle, meet the current requirements, but now the Tu-160 and Tu-95 are deep modernization, which will increase their combat capabilities is almost two times," - said Bondarev.
He noted that in the framework of combat patrols increased the number of flights in the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Arctic Ocean and the southern directions.
"No one is forbidden to operate, and other countries are flying," - said the general.
He noted that the Russian aircraft "with honor and dignity" to perform any decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, including combat missions and long-range aircraft.