Rogozin return on its declarations on the Future System for Strategic Long Range Aviation (an expression that i strongly prefer to the classic "Long Range Bomber"....if we talk of a weapon system which would meet the requirements in a technological environment 30-40 years from now...) and clarify what was the meaning of its words .
I can only add that what expressed by Rogozin represent by far the most enlightened, grounded and far-sighted position ,under both a a doctrinal and technical point of view, among all the Russian leading figures.
“I am for PAK DA but it should not be a copy of the B-2. We need to look at the horizon and develop hypersonic long-range aviation, civil and military,” Rogozin said on his Twitter blog on Tuesday afternoon. The B-2 is an American long-range stealth bomber developed by Northrop, which became the most expensive aircraft ever built and is in service with the U.S. Air Force in very small numbers."
"I'm ready to insist on my point of view," Rogozin said on Tuesday on his Twitter blog. "With modern air defense systems, these targets will be destroyed on the way,".
Low Subsonic aircraft, with limited payload ,in need to enter directly in the airspace of a major enemy defended by its IADS to accomplish its mission ,that can rely ,in order to survive, only on the delusional idea to don't be tracked, has been already a scorching ...and very, very costly...mistake for ours over Atlantic "friends" (with an entire VLO strategic bomber project suddenly bended, in the work, to a low flying terrrain following profile bomber and ,after, discontinued at only 21 aircraft , becoming so the most expensive aircraft designed to conduct first day bombing in a....Libya/Kossovo-like airspace).
Russian Federation cannot live on the bet that ,in the next 20-25 years, Air Defense systems on the level of the most modern domestic available today will not be widely deployed by Western powers to defend theirs most critical military installations ; the devastating outcome would be fatally only one :" ....these targets will be destroyed on the way ."
Americans have never commited the same mistake two times in a row in theirs entire history and anyone can easily realize on what them point today for theirs future strategical offensive mean.
In some critical segments of this new "road" Russia can even boast some pasted fundamental scientifical achievements and breakthroughs which could put it in a distinctive advantage ,if properly capitalized.
To the contrary the temptation to choose, today ,the option with the lowest financial and technical requirements will, on the long, reveal itself as the most horrible planning mistake of the last two decades.