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Medvedev Sees Need For 5th-Generation Bomber

June 12 2012


Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has confirmed that Russia will develop a fifth-generation strategic bomber, RIA Novosti reports.

Maintenance and modernization of existing strategic bombers is not enough, he said Saturday at a meeting on strategic aviation in Kazan.

A new bomber is expected to replace the Tu-95MC Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers, as well as the Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range bombers.

Earlier in the week, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin suggested...

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