Russia to build fifth-generation bombers

Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday reiterated plans to develop a fifth-generation strategic bomber aircraft.

“Alongside a fifth-generation fighter, there are also plans to develop an advanced long-range aviation complex. I am talking about a new strategic bomber,” he said.
Maintenance and modernization of the existing strategic bombers is not enough, he added.
His remarks come days after a senior cabinet member questioned the need for a new bomber.
–IANS/RIA Novosti
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