Russia plans to offer Brazil joint development of the fifth-generation combat aircraft, the Sukhoi T-50, according to Alexander Fomin, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation.
The proposal is reportedly in support of an unsolicited offer by Sukhoi whose Su-35 fighter was taken off Brazil’s shortlist for its F-X2 tender for the purchase of 36 fighter jets worth $4 billion.
Russia is still hoping to sell the Su-35s or similar aircraft to Brazil outside the framework of that tender, sweetening the deal with the new proposal, according to Ria Novosti.
New Delhi and Moscow are currently already developing a derivative of the T-50 for the Indian Air Force. According to executives from India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the two sides completed the preliminary design of the aircraft, tentatively dubbed FGFA, earlier this year and are now negotiating a detailed design contract.
The Indo-Russian deal to co-develop an FGFA with capabilities tailor-made for India is worth approximately $6 billion. In 2010, a Preliminary Design Contract was signed, which led to the FGFA's basic configuration and selection of its systems and equipment.
The T-50 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter aircraft featuring low-observable technology (stealth), super-maneuverability, supercruise capability (supersonic flight without use of afterburner), and an advanced avionics suite including an X-band active phased-array radar.
The aircraft will be a key component of Russia's future fighter fleet, the Russian MoD plans to purchase a first batch of 10 evaluation aircraft and then 60 production-standard aircraft after 2015. Air Force's Col. Andrei Bobrun, said the Novosibirsk aircraft factory (NAPO) plans to deliver ten more Sukoi Su-34 strike aircraft to the Russian Air Force in the near future.
The T-50 prototype is already testing the first-phase AL-41F1 engines, a turbofan engine with afterburner and thrust vector control. With this engine the aircraft is capable of supersonic speeds without afterburner effects.
Aviation Equipment, a Rostec holding, developed a unique aviation system for the T-50, including a new power supply system that is two times more powerful than any of its Russian peers.
A fifth flying prototype of Russias future T-50 fighter jet has been successfully tested, the Sukhoi aircraft maker was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. The 50-minute flight at the Gagarin factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur has successfully tested the aircraft's overall performance, including its stability in the air and the work of its engines
Russia is developing an unmanned combat air vehicle based on the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) announced today. The drone development is currently at a “preliminary research stage,” in accordance with plans approved by the Russian Defense Ministry, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan was quoted by RIA Novosti at the MAKS-2013 airshow
United Aircraft Corporation will demo three T-50 aircraft and also present the Il-76MD-90A transport aircraft at the forthcoming MAKS-2013 airshow in Zhukovsky. Three Su-35s and Su-34s already delivered to the Russian Air Force will also be on display
Russia will begin state-run flight tests of its fifth T-50 fighter aircraft next year, according to United Aircraft Corporation's President Mikhail Pogosyan. “In 2013 we are expected to wrap up its preliminary tests and start operational testing
Russia will begin flight testing the T-50, fifth-generation stealth jet fighter, in March 2013, according to a senior military official. Currently three fighter jets are performing test flights at the Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow, the fourth plane is undergoing factory test trials and the fifth plane is in the process of factory approvals, Air Force Commander, Lt
Russian aircraft-maker Sukhoi has announced today that its fourth prototype Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet took to the skies for the first time in a 40 minute flight. "The fourth prototype PAK-FA made its first flight today from the Gagarin factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur," Sukhoi said
Russia has agreed to share critical technologies with India for joint production of a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). Both the countries are ready with detailed work share agreement for joint production of the aircraft as part of the deal that would include production of over 100 fighters in India,
An accident with an advanced Russian T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, which briefly caught on fire while landing near Moscow, will not affect the schedule of planes test runs, Sukhoi company said Tuesday. The recent accident involving a T-50 will not affect the timing of the test program, according to Sukhoi Design Bureau
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