Bondarev: Russia will soon begin production of a prototype of the PAK DA
MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. In Russia came close to creating the first prototype of a promising aviation complex distant aviation (PAK DA). TASS said the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security, and former commander of Russian air force Viktor Bondarev.
“We have come close to making the first prototype,” said he.
According to Bondarev, is now completed the research work on the project of creation of a promising aviation complex distant aviation — multifunction aircraft, which will replace the Tu-22M3 and Tu-95MS, and later the Tu-160.
The beginning of deliveries of PAK DA into service is planned for 2025-2030 years after the tests, added the Senator.
Previously Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov reported that the new strategic bomber can be presented to the public in 2018, then is planned to conduct the first flight of the Tu-160M2. Also, the Deputy head of the Ministry of defense said that the PAK DA can take off in the years 2025-2026 and go series in 2028 or 2029.