Russia's first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter, the Su-57, has started flights with the most advanced air-launched weaponry on its board, local media reports.
"Tense work is underway. The entire set of precision weapons for this aircraft, both inside the fuselage and on an external sling, is being developed by the Corporation’s enterprises. We have switched to practical flights and I believe that we will see the result in the imminent future," Tactical Missiles Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov said in an interview with the TASS-published Bulletin of Military and Technical Cooperation.
According to the Corporation’s chief executive, the protocols of information interoperability with almost all types of weapons have been agreed. "The basic work, i.e. launches, is forthcoming," the chief executive said.
The Russian fifth-generation Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA, also known as the T-50) fighter jet took to the skies for the first time in 2010. And the fighter performed its first flight with a new engine on December 5 last year.
Currently, the so-called first stage engine 117S is mounted on the Russian fighter. A new engine has not yet received its name and is conventionally designated as "the second stage engine."
It was reported earlier that Russia’s T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter jet had received the serial index of Su-57. The experimental design work on the most advanced fighter jet should be completed in 2019 and its deliveries to the troops should begin at that time. As United Aircraft Corporation CEO Slyusar said, the pre-production batch will consist of 12 such planes.
Russia has completed the development of small-caliber ammunition for its fifth generation fighter Su-57 (PAK FA). "Development of small-caliber ammunition for the PAK FA is completed," Vladimir Lepin, Director General of Techmash said in an interview with
Russia will start serial production of Sukhoi Su-57 fifth generation fighter aircraft in Khabarovsk Far East region. "The enterprise is concluding tests this year and will launch serial production next year," Khabarovsk Region Governor Vyacheslav Shport was quoted as saying by
Russias Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet performed its first test flight with a new ‘Product 30 engine which will be the production standard when the aircraft enters serial manufacturing in 2020. The test was performed at the Gromov Flight Research Institute on Tuesday with the older NPO Saturn Product 117 engine placed in one engine bay and the new ‘Product 30 engine in another, various media reported
Russias defense ministry is in talks with state-owned United Aircraft Corporation on purchase of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters and is expected to sign contract next year. "We are working on signing a contract for the supply of the first batch of these fighters in 2018 with the delivery of the planes to the Russian armed forces in 2019," Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov told reporters on Wednesday at a news conference on the results of the Army-2017 Forum
The new engine of Russias fifth generation fighter jet Sukhoi-57 is scheduled to begin flight tests by this year end, local media reports. The engine for the Su-57, developed under the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation program (known by Russian acronym PAK FA), will be tested on board a flying lab in the fourth quarter of 2017, a United Engine Corportation (UEC) spokesperson told
The new anti-gravity suits for Russias Su-57 fighter aircraft pilots are ready for flight tests and will reportedly be delivered from 2019, head of the Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise told TASS on Monday. "Our full-size suit is a one-piece outfit, which presses firmly on the arms and the larger part of the body
The Russian Aerospace Forces have placed an order for a dozen of Su-57 fifth-generation jet fighters, Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said Saturday. "The first contract for 12 aircraft will be signed soon, and the deliveries under this contract will begin shortly," he told reporters at a briefing in Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Russias defense ministry plans to sign a contract for a preproduction batch of 12 fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets, TASS reported quoting Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov. "We are buying Su-57 jets for test combat use
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