March 11, 2020

Place Your Bets on Russia’s New Bomber

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: The National Interest

Journalist David Axe

The Russian government has approved the development of a new heavy bomber. Now we wait.

The Kremlin inked a deal with Tupolev, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation, for design, construct and initial test of the PAK-DA bomber, Deputy Minister of Defense Alexey Krivoruchko announced in early March 2020.

“PAK-DA” stands for “Prospective Aviation Complex for Long-Range Aviation.” Observers expect the PAK-DA to possess some radar-evading features.

Read the full article and more in The National Interest.

Authors

  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA's Adversary Analysis Group, where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a N...