Promising aviation complex distant Aviation (PAK DA) is subsonic, it differs from existing aircraft far aviation, for example, the Tu-160, is that it will carry more weapons, told reporters on Tuesday, Commander of the Air Force RF-General Lieutenant Viktor Bondarev.
«PAK DA will be subsonic, all his difference is that it will carry more than the Tu-160, and weapons will be much more serious. All other tasks will decide rocket «- said Bondarev.
Currently, strategic air forces of the Russian Federation, which are part of the 37th Air Army of the Supreme Command, include 32 bombers Tu-95MS6, 31 Tu-95MS16 and 13 Tu-160 bombers. They are capable of carrying more than 850 cruise missiles, long range.
It is understood that the new bomber will possess superior fighting power and will be able to overcome modern air defenses. The machine will be equipped with a new set of electronic warfare and precision air weapons.
BACKGROUND Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov reported that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev decided to develop the terrain Kazan production association named after Gorbunov new modern factory. It is expected that there will be a run AN-70, and in the future PAK DA.