MOSCOW, may 26. /TASS/. Russia has started building the first prototype of the strategic “stealth”bomber in the framework of the program “Promising aviation complex long-range aviation” (PAK DA, the product 80). This was reported by TASS source in the two military-industrial complex.
“the Manufacture of elements of the airframe of the first machine will be engaged in one of the aircraft factories in the structure of the United aircraft Corporation, the development of design documentation was completed, began the supply of materials,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
press service “Tupolev” did not comment on the TASS information about the beginning production of the first PAK DA.
In December 2019 Deputy defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko in an interview with the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda” reported that the draft design of the aircraft approved, PJSC “Tupolev” has begun to develop a working design documentation, initiated the establishment of parts and component parts of prototypes of PAK DA. In February 2020, Krivoruchko said that the first engine for the PAK DA, this year, will pass on bench tests.
PAK DA is designed according to the scheme “flying wing”. In machine design will be widely applied technologies and materials that reduce the visibility (technology “stealth”). The aircraft will be capable of carrying existing and future strategic cruise missiles, precision bombs, hypersonic weapons will be equipped with the latest communications and electronic warfare. The car will be subsonic flight.