"We certainly will not stop work on the development of a promising long-range aviation complex,"Borisov said at the congress of aircraft manufacturers in Zhukovsky.
Touching upon the modernization of the Tu-160 bomber, the deputy minister said: “The Tu-160М2, in fact, turned out to be different, with new capabilities and flight-technical and resource characteristics. And in combat use is significantly higher than its progenitor. "
He stressed that "all those innovations that are born today should be embodied in the next model, which will replace the Tu-160 of the new look."
The newspaper reminds that it was previously planned to begin the delivery of PAK DA to the military department in 2023-2025. It was reported that its first flight should take place in 2019-2020. However, later it became known that the development of the complex in terms of shifts in connection with the decision of the government to resume production of the upgraded Tu-160.