PAK-DA Russian New Stealth Bomber

PAK-DA Russian New Stealth BomberPAK-DA Russian New Stealth Bomber

The prosecutor PAK (or PAK-DA) is a new generation strategic bomber being developed by Russia. It stands for Kompleks Aviatsionnyi Dalney Perspektivnyi Aviatsyi (Перспективный авиационный комплекс дальней авиации in Russian) which means the future of air Complex Strategic Air Forces. The prosecutor PAK will be largely based on current Russian supersonic bomber Tu-160 and is expected to be its first flight in 2015.

Russian Air Force has made tactical and technical requirements for a new generation of strategic bombers, Interfax news agency reported.

According to the Russian Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin, work on a new bomber has already begun. "The requirements are formulated, and many companies are implementing plans" - says Zelin.

Reportedly, the aircraft being developed under the project DA PAK (future aviation complex long-distance aircraft) is calculated based on the construction of a Tu-160 supersonic bombers. According to experts, the creation of a new aircraft will take 5 to 8 years, and the first flight of the bombers are expected from 2015.

Currently, the Russian Air Force Tu-95 has and Tu-160 strategic bombers and long-range Tu-22 bombers. They can carry bombs and cruise missiles. The plane of this type are currently undergoing modernization.