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Sputnik: Russia's Next-Gen Stealth Bomber to Replace Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160 Planes
Developers of the Russian new-generation strategic bomber, known as the Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA), have defended the preliminary design of the project, according to Evgeniy Fedorov, scientific director of the Russian State Research Institute of Aviation Systems.
According to him, the Defense Ministry submitted very strict requirements for the new aircraft.
"The military mentioned everything they could, including a strategic bomber, an operative and tactic missile-carrying bomber and even a long-range interceptor capable of launching space vehicles," Fedorov told the Russian news agency RNS.
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WNU Editor: Russia's new bomber is expected to make its first flight sometime before 2021, with the first deliveries starting in 2023. My prediction .... add a few more years before we see these new bombers flying in the skies.