Promising aviation complex distant Aviation (PAK DA) will be created in time, and his views are formed. On this, as reported by RIA Announcements, said Air Force Commander RF Major General Victor Bondarev. According to him, the current revision is underway "technical-tactical tasks." Details of the type of aircraft Bondarev not disclose.
"I think that we all have the strength and the means to create the plane on time, perform all the tasks that we prescribe to him, so he just got up in order to replace or complement our strategic bomber Tu-95 and Tu- 160 "- told Bondarev, without revealing further details of the ambitious project.
About PAK DA until it is clear enough. The development of the aircraft involved in the company "Tupolev". Bomber will not be deep modernization of Tu-160 and in the long term is one hundred percent will change in the aviation of the Russian Federation Distant all strategic Tu-95MS and Tu-160.
According to Bondarev, who leads the "Interfax", the first PAK DA will arrive in the distant aircraft RF "Enough of" no later than 2020. The volume of the planned purchase of the commander in chief did not call, but noted that "the Russian Air Force will not buy Distant aviation aircraft more than necessary." Earlier it was reported that the first model of the PAK DA will be ready in 2020, and in 2025 plane entered service.
Promising bomber will be created with the extensive use of stealth technology, will receive a new sighting and navigation system, communications, intelligence and electronic warfare. June 19, 2012 Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wrote on his own Twitter that plane "Should not be copy-2." "We need to look beyond the horizon and develop hypersonic distant aviation — military and state" — Rogozin explained.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the defense-industrial complex, questioned the need for the creation of a new bomber. "Look at the level of development of air and missile defense of all these aircraft will not fly so far. Neither our to him or them to us. Need to think about very trivial things" — Rogozin said in an interview with the newspaper "Izvestia".
Distant aviation base of in the current time are strategic bombers Tu-95MS and Tu-160 entered service in 1956 and 1987, respectively.