The engine for PAK DA will be created on the basis of the engine installed on the Tu-160
Development of a new engine for a promising long-range aviation complex aviation (PAK YES) will be carried out on the basis of a “second stage gas generator installed on the Russian strategic bomber Tu-160," the journalist said RIA News representative of the United Engine Corporation (UEC).
“The Tu-160 has an NK-32 engine, it will have a number of technical changes and improvements, and this engine will go to PAK YES. It will be a new engine based on the second stage unified gas generator NK-32. ”, - the source explained to the agency at the Oboronexpo-2014 exhibition held in Zhukovsky.
“8 should be allocated for its creation of billions of rubles of budget money, plus its own resources”- added the representative.
The official publication of Oboronexpo-2014 states that the engine contract has not yet been signed, but the general parameters of the power plant and the estimated schedule of work already exist. Deadlines and conditions are being discussed.
Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force Viktor Bondarev stated that the first factory flight of the PAK DA will be made in 2019, and its mass production will begin in 2021-2022.
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