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.” Continue reading

Russia to Renew Production of Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ Strategic Bomber

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Russia is to renew production of Tu-160 (Blackjack) supersonic strategic bomber and missile carrier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.

“Today it is already necessary to solve the task of not only maintaining and modernizing long-range aviation, we must also produce the Tu-160 missile carrier,” Shoigu said during a visit at the Kazan Aviation Plant. Continue reading