A few minutes ago, Russian MoD published footage of the first flight of the modernized Russian strategic missile carrier Tu-160M. The flight was successful, the pilots checked the updated missile carrier systems. The flight took 34 minutes, the combat vehicle climbed one and a half kilometers. The flight took place at the Kazan airplane plant. The modernization of a combat aircraft significantly increased its effectiveness The test pilot of the Kazan aircraft factory Henri Naskidyants commanded the Tu-160M crew. The first Tu-160M will be handed over to the military in 2021. After that, the Kazan plant will annually increase the production of strategists.