Russia hopes to complete the conceptual design of its next-generation, stealthy long-range bomber within the next two years as the country bolsters efforts to revitalize its air-combat capabilities. The Russian air force aims to introduce a successor to the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack, Tu-95 Bear and Tu-22M3 Backfire in about 2025-30, says strategic aviation commander Maj. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev. The new bomber program is known as PAK-DA (Prespektivniy aviatitzionniy kompleks dalney ...

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