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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Made in Russia: Top 3 21st century weapons

Borei class SSBNWith its proven expertise in defence technology and long history of wars, Russia is known for its traditions of weapon manufacturing. RIR presents three of the most advanced weapons systems, which will define the Russian defence industry in the first half of the 21st century.

In the air: PAK FA
The work on the new aircraft began in CB Sukhoy in 2002. On February 21, 2014 the first machine was supplied to the army for state tests.

PAK FA is fundamentally different from its predecessor. The new aircraft is a heavy class, but its weight is significantly less than it could be, because its manufacture extensively uses composite materials which make up 25% of the weight of the empty aircraft, and 70% of its surface area.

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