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originally posted by: anzha
Two bits of news about the Russian strategic bomber force gave come out. Both either imply or outright state, albeit wit some spin, that the Pak-da has been further delayed.
The first is the Tu-160 bomber is returning to production. They have stated this before. Wat is different now is the production of the white swan has been delayed to 2020 at least. If the return to production of the TU-160 is delayed that much, then it sure implies even bigger budgetary problems for the PAK-DA.
Furthermore, the Russians gave spun it such the PAK-DA prototype will be complete in the early 2020s and gave a first flight in 2025 now. This signals an admission if an outright delay for the PAK-DA, not just implied.
originally posted by: Forensick
Would take another one if a gas pipeline through Syria happened, no wonder they are fighting so dirty!