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In Russia started the construction of a prototype “stealth” bomber of the sixth generation. It is reported TASS with reference to sources.
According to the Agency, a prototype is constructed in the framework of the program “Promising aviation complex long-range aviation” (PAK DA, the product 80 — approx. Tape.ru). The manufacture of elements of the machine will be engaged in one of the factories of the United aircraft Corporation.
Development of the documentation of the aircraft is completed, it has already started supply of materials for construction. Currently the module manufacturing machine, said the source Agency. End of production is expected in 2021.
Earlier it was reported that PAK DA, work on the creation of which is conducted in Russia, will be the sixth generation bomber. Existing in the Russian heavy strategic nuclear bombers are based more on Soviet projects and their iterations, while the PAK DA will be a “fundamentally new bomber, designed on the basis of modern solutions.”
At this point the exact characteristics of the bomber yet, but we know that the range of the PAK DA will be up to 12 thousand kilometers, the aircraft can carry up to 30 tons of payload.
In early August, 2019 became known that tests of the PAK DA will be held at the Zhukovsky flight test and development base (ZHLI and DB), “Tupolev”.
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