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19fortyfive: US military says Russian PAK DA bomber will never fly

The Russian Advanced Long-Range Aviation Complex (PAK DA) will “never fly”. Such an opinion to the portal 19fortyfive You said high-ranking representatives of the Ministry of Defense USA.

In particular, one of the interlocutors of the publication lists that Moscow there are no resources, technological base, experience and money necessary to create a stealth bomber in the foreseeable future.

The interviewed experts were less categorical. Thus, Adam Lowther, director of strategic deterrence programs at the US Strategic Command Research Center, noted that the question is not whether the PAK DA will fly. In his opinion, what Russian engineers will be able to equip the car with is much more important. “Whether it will be 20, 50, 80 or 100 percent equal to American stealth fighters, that is the question,” he said.

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Senior Lecturer at the University of Kentucky Robert Farley believes that because of the special operation on Ukraine and Western sanctions, the Russian aviation industry is facing significant challenges. As a result, PAK DA will not be a priority program for the foreseeable future.

John Venable, a senior researcher at the Heritage Foundation, considered it “the height of impudence” to claim that the Tupolev Design Bureau was not capable of developing a stealth bomber, not to mention that the PAK DA would never fly. The expert recalled that the Russians were the first to send a man into space and were the first to develop and launch the Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft. In addition, he pointed out, the origins of American stealth technology were based on the concepts and mathematical equations of the brilliant Russian physicist Pyotr Ufimtsev.

In October, TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex reportedthat the prototypes of the RF Product engine, which the Russian strategic missile carrier, known as PAK DA, should receive, have passed bench tests.

In October, the General Director of the Research and Production Enterprise (NPP) Zvezda Sergey Pozdnyakov noticedwhat in Russia tests of the ejection seat for the PAK DA began.

In February the chapter Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov reportedWhat’s on Kazan Aviation Plant will produce not only Tu-160M, but also PAK DA.

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