Russia to build fifth-generation bombers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reiterated plans to develop a fifth-generation strategic bomber aircraft.

Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 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

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