The Kazan Aviation Plant had completed production of a new Tu-160 aircraft. The new bomber was reported to begin test flights on December 28, 2007. The report also quotes a representative of the Air Forces as saying that the long-term armament program includes plans for producing one new Tu-160 aircraft every 1-2 years in order to bring the total number of bombers of this class to 30 by 2025-2030.