Russian Sukhoi aircraft company will produce two more prototypes of PAK FA (T-50) fighters this year.
"The work on PAK FA is now at the final stage, and this year we receive the 10th and the 11th planes, which will be tested, and in the future state armament program for 2018-2025 we plan first purchases of T-50 fighters," Russia’s Defense Minister Yuri Borisov was quoted as saying by Tass during a visit to the Gagarin aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-om-Amur Monday.
Russia plans to develop the main engine for the T-50 fifth-generation jet by 2020. The PAK FA fighter was first seen in January 2010 when it was presented at the air show MAKS-2011.
The Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) is a fifth-generation fighter and the first to use stealth technology in Russia. It is a single-seat, twin-engine multirole jet fighter designed for air superiority and attack roles.