New Russian Bomber 'Will Not be Hypersonic'

RIA Novosti - 11/15/2012

Russia's future PAK-DA manned bomber project will not have hypersonic speed capability, Russia's bomber force commander said on Wednesday, in an apparent contradiction of claims by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin earlier this year. "PAK-DA, currently under development, will not be hypersonic," Lt. Gen. Anatoly Zhikharev told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. The first prototpe PAK-DA is due to enter service around 2020, he added.

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