Posted 2 апреля 2021, 09:07
Published 2 апреля 2021, 09:07
Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:36
Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:36
"Now several prototypes of the bomber are being designed in this form", - an informed source commented to RIA Novosti.
He added that the bomber is being designed according to the "flying wing" aerodynamic design. This means that the aircraft will have a subsonic speed and a longer flight duration. It is planned to use only in-body weapons, including promising long-range cruise missiles and hypersonic missiles.
Also, the aircraft will have an unmanned mode and will be able to control groups of unmanned aerial vehicles and will be able to use the entire range of air-to-air missiles.
Prior to this, the bomber also passed tests to assess the level of radar signature. It will be able to overcome the front lines of the air defense systems of NATO countries. It is planned to enter service until 2027. This aircraft will replace the Tu-95MS missile carriers.