Sunday, June 10, 2012

Russian PAK-DA Bomber

Russia probably does not need the PAK-DA long-range manned bomber destined to replace the Tupolev Tu-160 and Tu-95 aircraft .

Russia's Izvestia that long-range aviation will not be revived in the "traditional sense" as part of the nation's strategic nuclear strike force.


 Tupolev Design Bureau and will not be a heavily modified version of the Tu-160, as was suggested previously.
Late last year, long-range aviation commander Maj Gen Anatoly Zhikharev said the stealthy PAK-DA would be flown in prototype form around 2020, enter service in 2025 and feature new navigation and other sensors.


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