Sizing Up Russia’s Cruise Missile Inventory


The Tu-95MS strategic bomber can carry six Kh-55 missiles in its bomb bay and eight larger Kh-101s on its underwing pylons.

Credit: Evgeny Kazyonnov/Russian Defense Ministry
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, using Tupolev Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers to attack airfields and air defense sites. One year later, Russia still does not control the air. The aggressor targeted military equipment production and repair facilities, strategic fuel...

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