The final look of the Messenger bomber revealed


The final look of the future Russian PAK DA bomber (code "Messenger"), which is being developed by PJSC "Tupolev", was approved by the Ministry of Defense. About it RIA News a source in the defense industry complex said.


According to the agency's interlocutor, priority was given to long-range weapons and aircraft stealth. In addition, the onboard systems of the Long-Range Aviation Prospective Aviation Complex will be automated as much as possible, up to the possibility of using the bomber in unmanned mode.

At the moment, construction of several prototypes of the aircraft is underway. It is reported that the machine will be created according to the "flying wing" scheme (similar to the "Okhotnik" UAV), have a subsonic speed and a long flight duration.

It is assumed that the stealth bomber will be able to use long-range missiles, promising hypersonic missiles, as well as the entire range of air-to-air missiles as weapons. All weapons will be located in the internal fuselage compartments. Also, the possibility of controlling UAV groups is not excluded.

Earlier, the defense industry reported that tests of the radar signature of special layouts and individual full-size elements of the PAK DA confirmed that a promising bomber, subject to the use of certain tactics, will be able to overcome the air defense lines of a potential enemy.

The adoption of a new combat vehicle is scheduled for 2027. It is assumed that the new bomber will replace the Tu-95MS.
  • Used photographs: Film Company Officers of the Russian Air Force and Navy
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  1. Vladest Online Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) April 2 2021 18: 45
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    Six years to wait. When 2026 comes, everyone will forget about it blah, blah.

    In the late 1980s, the Air Force of the USSR (with the leading role of the 30th Central Research Institute) developed requirements for a fifth generation fighter.
    On August 11, 2017, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev for the first time officially announced the serial name of the fighter known as the T-50 - the aircraft received the designation Su-57.

    At the moment, ONE piece already exists in the RF Aerospace Forces ... The pace is impressive.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) April 3 2021 00: 17
      +4
      On August 11, 2017, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev for the first time officially announced the serial name of the fighter known as the T-50 - the aircraft received the designation Su-57 [20].
      At the moment, ONE piece already exists in the RF Aerospace Forces ... The pace is impressive.

      The Toragoy Drukh fuss is good at catching fleas. You don't know this on your farms.
    2. andreypilot Offline andreypilot
      andreypilot (Andrei) 15 May 2021 19: 37
      -1
      You probably overslept in the 90s, right? Then I wouldn't talk about the pace.
  2. MAP Offline MAP
    MAP (Alexey Zigalov) April 3 2021 17: 25
    0
    What is the weight, speed, range ??? They will do it for 10 years.
    1. andreypilot Offline andreypilot
      andreypilot (Andrei) 15 May 2021 19: 38
      0
      Yeah .. and the key to the blueprint room ..