‘Flying wing’: The production of Russian subsonic stealth bomber has begun
MOSCOW, (BM) – Russia has begun manufacturing the first prototype of a new generation of strategic bomber under the Advanced Aviation Complex for Long-Range Aviation (PAK DA, product 80), learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing TASS.
“One of the aircraft factories in the structure of the United Aircraft Corporation will be engaged in the manufacture of glider elements of the first machine, the development of working design documentation has been completed, the supply of materials has begun,” quoted one of TASS sources.
According to another source, the aircraft cockpit is already being manufactured. “The final assembly of the entire machine should be completed in 2021,” he added.
According to reports, the “Advanced Aviation Complex for Long-Range Aviation” (PAK DA) was designed according to the “flying wing” scheme with the wide use of materials to reduce the visibility of the machine (stealth technology).
Recall that in December last year, the Ministry of Defense announced the dates for adopting the Long-Range Aviation Complex of Long-Range Aviation (PAK DA). The appearance and characteristics of PAK YES were previously determined.
Note that the American publication National Interest noted that the lack of stealth technology is the main drawback of the Russian strategic supersonic Tu-160 bomber-rocket carrier.
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