Kyrylo Budanov: The engine resource of Russian aircraft is running out
The head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, announced this during the telethon.
“Strategic missile-carrying bombers travel a long enough distance to launch missiles. And this is an increase in the motor resource of the aircraft,” – said Kyrylo Budanov. “Now, Russian bombers do not approach the usual attack areas: they take off, make a circle or two in the sky, and launch missiles almost over the airfield to reduce the engine resource of the planes.”
According to him, Russia currently has about 70 bomber planes: Tu-160 and Tu-95. They have about 70-80 Tu-22M units. About 40% of them are defective. The situation with the fleet of strategic aviation is approximately the same. In fact, in Russia, there is no construction of strategic bombers, so they are trying to reduce the motor resource of these aircraft.