Work progressing on prototype Russian bomber

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A prototype of Russia’s new strategic bomber, the PAK DA, could take to the skies before 2021.

“Work on the PAK DA is coming along and the pace is suiting us,” the news agency quoted Viktor Bondarev, chief of Russia’s Air and Space Forces. “The challenge remains to raise the prototype into air by 2021, but if all continues at the current pace, it will take off even earlier.”

Long-Range Aviation Commander Lieutenant-General Anatoly Zhiharev earlier described the PAK DA as “a fundamentally new plane with a new sighting and navigation system.”

“This plane will be equipped with the latest communication systems and electronic warfare, and will have little visibility to radar,” he said.

Full article: Work progressing on prototype Russian bomber (Space Daily)

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