Bomber PAK DA to Join Army in 2023-2025
Advances aircraft system of long-range aviation PAK DA will enter service of the Russian army in 2023-2025, the commander of the Russian Air Force long-range aviation, Lieutenant-General Anatoly Zhiharev said.
“Of course, we upgrade all aircrafts, new weapons enter. In the future we will have a promising aviation complex PAK DA. The first test flights will begin in the years 2019-2020, and will come for service in the years 2023-2025,” A.Zhiharev said at presentation of books about the history of Russian aviation “Russian air Force in World War” and “Long-range aviation. Age in flight combat”.
It is expected that the new bomber will have a high level of combat power, low visibility and will be able to overcome the modern anti-aircraft defenses. PAK DA will replace the existing strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95, RIA Novosti reported.