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PAK DA  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2029
Maiden Flight: 2026
Total Production: ?
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KAPO Gorbunov, PSC Tupolev* and UAC   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: PAK DA
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2029
Maiden Flight: 2026
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Russian Air Force PAK DA is a fifth-generation strategic bomber intended as the replacement of aging Tu-95MS, T-22M3 and Tu-160 long-range bombers by 2020. This new attack aircraft would be used in both conventional and nuclear conflicts using high-precision weapons. The PAK DA concept relies on the ability to fly at stratospheric altitudes (50,000 meters) with stealth features to avoid enemy air defenses. It remains unclear if this new airplane will be able to fly at hypersonic speeds. Besides, the PAK DA could be used as the basis for a stratospheric reconnaissance plane.

On August 19, 2009, at the Moscow Air Show the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced the selection of Tupolev to develop the new generation strategic bomber. The contract between Russian MoD and Tupolev is for research and development of technologies related to the new airplane. In April 2013, the Russian Air Force selected a subsonic flying wing aircraft design as the basis for the PAK DA project with extreme stealth characteristics. In 2016 it was revealed that the new bomber will first fly in 2023 and will be able to fire air-to-air missiles.

PAK DA Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Performance
Max Range: 12,500 kilometer (6,749 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 4,500 kilometer (2,430 nautical mile)
Weight
Max Takeoff Thrust: 40,000 kilogram (88,183 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 200,000 kilogram (440,917 pound)
Payload: 40,000 kilogram (88,183 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

PAK DA News

There are 21 news between
5 Aug 2009 and 29 Jul 2017
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Saturday, July 29, 2017T-50, Ka-52 and Ka-62 Helicopters to Make Extensive Use of Composites
Thursday, June 22, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber to Take to the Skies in March 2018
Saturday, June 3, 2017Russia Starts Production of First Tu-160M2 Strategic Bomber
Thursday, May 18, 2017Russian Air Force Envisages Tu-160M2 Bomber as Interim Solution before PAK DA Bomber
Thursday, April 27, 2017PAK DA Bomber to Take to the Skies in 2025 or 2026
Friday, February 24, 2017PAK DA Bomber to Feature Extreme Stealth, Advanced EW and Artificial Intelligence Missiles
Saturday, January 21, 2017Russian Air Force Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Anti-Missile Protection System
Friday, October 14, 2016Russian PAK DA Strategic Bomber to Be Unveiled in 2018
Wednesday, September 7, 2016First Prototype AL-41F1 Engine for PAK FA to Be Ready by October
Monday, July 13, 2015Russia Developing Unique Communications Systems for PAK DA Bomber

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