New model PAK DA Russian nuclear bomber will fly as early as 2022
• new sample PAK DA will fly the Russian nuclear bombers already in 2022.
Russia will soon acquire nuclear bombers, the new model with a range of twelve thousand kilometers. Not so long ago in the "Tupolev" told about the additional details of the initiative, and at the same time told exactly when the first cars will appear on the Russian military airfields.
In Russia soon enough it will be its own nuclear strategic bomber of new generation. We are talking about the PAK DA (PAK DA), the domestic aircraft project developer PJSC "Tupolev". It is known that advanced war machine will be presented at a general court in 2021 or 2022. This will be a pre-production sample, which show the military. According to Russian media, the first flight of the PAK DA is scheduled for 2025-2026 years. Payload PAK DA will be 30 tonnes, and the range of - 12 thousand km.
At the moment, in the design office "Tupolev" work on the first prototype of a nuclear bomber. Serial production of the machine will not begin before 2028. Previously, this was already reported several prominent Russian publications. It is expected that the PAK DA will replace all Russian strategic bombers, including the Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3. However, in 2015 the project of modernization of the Tu-160 and Tu-160m2 was initiated, which became one of the reasons for the delay of the project PAK DA.
By the way, the improved Tu-160m2 Russian military should have been in 2021. In January 2018 the Russian Ministry of Defense has placed the state order for the production of 10 of these aircraft. Formation of the fleet data is scheduled for completion by 2030. There will be created fifty machines. In addition Russia is modernizing maritime strike and strategic bombers Tu-22M3. The debut flight of the machine made back in 2018. A total of 20 cars will affect the modernization.
Finally, in the country, modernization of Tu-95MS. Obviously, all this is more to limit the opportunities the Army Procurement latest PAK DA. Most likely, in the coming years, the Ministry of Defense will continue to squeeze the (first) capacity of existing aircraft.