Russian fifth-generation PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation) fighter jet has completed flight tests.
"Several planes are now primarily testing airborne avionics. The tests proving the aircraft’s flight characteristics have practically been completed," Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov was quoted as saying in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Monday by Tass.
Borisov earlier told the media the Russian military would purchase only a squadron of PAK FA fighter jets, compensating this with a larger order for Sukhoi Su-35 fighters.
Russia is expected to sign contract with India to deliver 154 Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) fighter jets during the upcoming annual Indo-Russian summit.
The agreement, which will be under the joint FGFA initiative, will include work share and a commitment to the number of single-seat and double-seat aircraft
The PAK FA is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force and serve as the basis for the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft being co-developed by Sukhoi and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force. PAK FA fighter first flew in 2010.
"The sides positively assessed the progress of work on the design of a promising multifunctional fighter aircraft (T-50 or PAK-FA stealth fighter) and a multi-purpose cargo aircraft, licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters and T-90S tanks (and) the implementation of the program for the creation and production of BrahMos missile," the Russian MoD said in a press statement last month.
India may have delayed participating in the Russian Fifth generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) project to explore other options, namely the Lockheed Martin built F-35. A talk in the corridors of South Block, headquarters of the ministry of defence (MoD) goes that the reason the IAF and the MoD is seeking to reduce the numbers of the Russian FGFAs is to have an option of purchasing another variety of fifth generation aircraft
In what is seen as Russias answer to the US Small Diameter Bomb, the countrys air force is testing the KAB-250 precision-guided bomb on board the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter. The Small Diameter Bomb is meant for the US F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters and the KAB-250 is designed to fit on the external and internal mounts of the PAK-FA or T-50 stealth fighter under development by Russia
India has asked Russia to permit test-pilots of Indian Air force to fly its fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Moscow in December, flight-testing will help to take forward the collaboration between both the nations on the FGFA, Times of India reported Saturday
Russian United Aircraft Corporation has started flight tests of a new next-generation integrated avionics suite of T-50 (PAK-FA) fighter aircraft. The integrated structure of the board of the aircraft T-50 equipment replaces the system ‘Baguette designed in 2004
Russias T-50 or PAK-FA fifth generation fighter aircraft achieved a climbing rate of 384 meters per second, a speed at which it could reach the altitude of Mount Everest (8848m) in 23 seconds. This feat was demonstrated during testing recently, according to Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft, PAK-FA is set to complete government tests in 2016 and will start regular production in 2017. “The eleventh T-50 aircraft is on berth and is 60-70 per cent ready
Even as Russia offered a cheaper deal on the PAK-FA fifth generation fighter aircraft, the Indian Air Force feels that it is still too expensive even at this price. Russia last week, offered to slash price of its new Sukhoi T-50 (PAK-FA)s technological know-how under the FGFA from $6 billion to $3
Russia will equip its fifth generation fighter PAK-FA with an advanced Radio-Optical Phased Array Radar (ROFAR). KRET will be developing the new electronic systems for the aircraft, deputy general director of concern Radio-Electronic Technology (KRET) Vladimir Mikheev was quoted as saying by Sputnik news daily Wednesday
Russian Air Force will receive the first of its newest fighter T-50 in 2017 after the final tests are completed. Russian Air Force commander in chief, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev in an interview with TV channel Russia 24 Sunday said that the air force will start receiving T-50 fighter aircraft in 2017
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