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Russia keeps in secret the Tu-160’s engine more seriously than the atomic bomb design

BEIJING, (BM) – Military observers of the Chinese edition of Sohu talked about the unique Russian technology – the NK-32 engine, which the army representatives of the Russian Federation store more seriously than the design of the atomic bomb, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency FAN.

As experts specified, we are talking about the development of the Kuibyshev Motor Plant. Experts explained that Moscow and Beijing have been cooperating for many years in many areas, including the military sphere. Chinese and Russian experts exchange scientific and technical information.

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Despite this, the Chinese side said that one of the secrets that Moscow never shares is the NK-32 dual-circuit jet engine mounted on the Tu-160 strategic missile carriers. In China, they talked about the secret of the Tu-160 engines, which Russia carefully protects.

“Russia cherishes the secret of these engines even more than the construction of an atomic bomb,” the journalists emphasized.

The media recalled that NK-32 was developed by designer Nikolai Kuznetsov. In addition to him, he worked on the NK-12, which is installed “on another miracle of Russian long-range aviation” – the Tu-95 turboprop.

Despite the fact that the Tu-95, in the opinion of the Chinese side, is “a bit outdated,” only the American invisible strategist B-2 can compete with the Tu-160, and even this is due to the combination of characteristics.

Earlier, the American magazine The National Interest concluded that the Russian bomber does not have significant shortcomings, with the exception of the rejection of the use of stealth technologies.

Recall, the strategic bomber Tu-160 “White Swan” is designed to hit critical targets in remote areas and deep behind enemy lines. The aircraft, which set 46 world records, was put into operation in 1987.

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The newspaper Izvestia wrote that in February two Tu-160s flew over the Barents and Norwegian Seas.

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