It is noted that the creation of prototypes of the promising airline begins at the beginning of 2019. For this, the transfer of the necessary design documentation to the Kazan Aviation Plant is in full swing.
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Construction will begin in the coming months.
The task that Tupolev specialists must solve is the final creation of a long-range aviation complex, which will allow replacing such aircraft as the Tu-95, Tu-160 and Tu-22М3.
It is known that the designers stopped at the version of the PAK DA version in the “flying wing” configuration. In other words, the aircraft will have no tail. In the internal compartments, the ADP DA should eventually carry a greater load of armaments than the current means of long-range aviation of the Russian Federation Air Force. One of the types of weapons that will carry the PAK YES - hypersonic missile systems. Earlier it was reported that we can talk about the modification of the "Dagger". In this case, the aircraft itself will be subsonic.
Last year, the government of the Russian Federation announced plans for the promising missile carrier to carry out the first flight in the 2026 year, and to go into the series in the 2029.
The original name of the project, which was first talked about in relation to the development of long-range aircraft, was “Messenger”.