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A prototype engine for PAK DA is being prepared for bench tests

A prototype engine for PAK DA is being prepared for bench tests
A prototype of a new engine for a promising long-range aviation complex (again) already created, it is being prepared for bench tests. This was announced by deputy general director – managing director “UEC-Kuznetsov” Alexey Sobolev.

According to Sobolev, a prototype of the new engine is currently in the assembly phase, by the end of the year, he will start bench tests. The engine documentation was completed in 2020 year.

This year the engine in iron is made, is on assembly. It will be assembled before the end of the year to start bench tests. Key competencies of the majority of enterprises of the United Engine Corporation are involved in its completion.
– he explained.

At the same time, Sobolev did not give details about the new engine for a promising long-range bomber..

On the beginning of the development of an engine for PAK DA at the United Engine Corporation (CSD, It enters Rostec) reported 1 October 2018 of the year. The contract for the creation of an engine for a promising bomber was concluded between the UEC and the company “Tupolev” in June 2018 of the year.

According to reports, the new engine should be capable of performing a flight of 30 hours, work stably at air temperatures from minus 60 up to plus 50 ° С and be resistant to the damaging factors of a nuclear explosion. The service life of the PAK YES engine is defined in 12 years (can subsequently be increased to 21 of the year). Expected, what is the engine thrust 23 ts.

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