Russian NPP Zvezda has successfully completed production and testing of survival equipment for the pilots of T-50 fifth generation Fighter PAK-FA.
NPP Zvezda Director and General Designer, Sergey Pozdnyakov was quoted as saying by Russian Aviation on Monday, the testing of multi-purpose protective helmet ZSh-10, KM-36M oxygen mask, PPK-7 anti-G suit, VKK-17 pressurized suit and KS-50 oxygen system has also been successfully completed.
Moreover, K-36D-5 ejection seat has also successfully passed the state tests.
The new equipment allows saving the pilot’s life in case of cockpit depressurization at an altitude up to 20 km. The new protective helmet is 350 g lighter compared to the previous model thanks to using the new composite material - organoplastic. The helmet is synchronized with a number of instruments located in the cockpit in order to reduce the pilot’s workload.
The T-50 fifth-generation fighter has 14 weapon stations and will replace the Su-27 heavy fighter.
The primary objective of the new fighter is gaining air superiority. It will be armed with efficient short-, medium- and long-range air-to-air missiles.
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia will accelerate the development of the T-50 fighter aircraft also known as by its Russian abbreviation PAK-FA by building three more prototypes. The prototypes will be delivered to the testing team consisting of Irkut Corp, a company under UAC and the Russian air force which is jointly testing the prototypes
The Russian Armed Forces has approved the first fifth-generation aircraft, the T-50 (PAK FA), to enter the services, Yury Slyusar, head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said. The PAK FA will be subjected to qualification testing directly in the service of the armed forces
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South Korea has been forced to pull out of the Zhuhai Air Show, China next week at the last minute where it was expected to display the T-50 trainer aircraft. A Defense Ministry spokesperson cited pressure from the United States over concerns that T-50 technology could be copied as the prime reason for pulling out of the show
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Russian Aerospace Defence Forces will be getting an upgraded space surveillance system located in Tajikistan, known as Okno-M. The upgraded system performs the task of automatically gathering information on space objects and monitor objects in space, including those in geostationary orbit, at a distance of 120 to 40,000 km, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported today
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