Development of complex long-term aviation aircraft (PAK DA) goes according to plan, said on Wednesday the chief of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondar.
"Approved by the appearance of the PAK DA. Oh, and then — all other actions to be undertaken on the basis of its refining and of batch production, "- said the commander in chief.
Earlier, the commander of the Russian Air Force long-range aviation, Lieutenant-General Anatoly Zhiharev reported that PAK DA trials will begin in 2022.
"I think that in 2022 will be the first aircraft will begin testing" — said A.Zhiharev. According to him, the development of the PAK DA, attention will be paid to the composite materials in order to "reduce its effective reflective surface."