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Russia Claims to Have Designed New ‘Stealth’ Bomber

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Russia’s air force is claiming to have official approval for a conceptual design of a bomber it is claiming to have stealth capabilities.

Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, Russian air force commander, said documents were signed for industry to start developing systems for PAK-DA, according to a report by RIA Novosti.

The PAK-DA will replace 63 Tu-95 Bear and 13 Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers, with production scheduled to start by 2020, according to the report.

Russia’s defense ministry wants the PAK-DA to have new electronic warfare systems and nuclear-capable long-range cruise missiles, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the Aviationist, a  pilotless strategic bomber based on the PAK-DA could be unveiled sometime between 2040 and 2050.

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