In August 2018, a new supersonic Tu-22M3M aircraft will be ready for use. This bomber-missile carrier is produced at the Kazan Aviation Plant. It is the newest, modernized modification of the Tu-22M.
Its predecessor, the long-range Tu-22M3 missile bomber has taken part in air strikes against terrorists in Syria . It can hit land and sea targets from long, medium and short range. It has been in service since 1989 and is the most used long-range bomber of Russia (268 aircraft).
The Ministry of Defense has not yet released modification specifications of the M3M/.