The new engine of Russia’s 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 Show Observer.
The Item 30 engine is being developed by the Lyulka Design Bureau. The powerplant was first started on the ground in November of last year and continues to show success in ground tests, according to the company. It was announced that nine prototypes are planned to be built, Russian Aviation Insider reported.
The Su-57 itself is already in the stage of flight tests. The aircrafts prototypes are all fitted with first-stage AL-41F-1 engines, which are also currently in development. The UEC told Show Observer that the powerplant’s development work is nearing completion.
Last week, TASS reported that Su-57 aircraft’s communication system developed by Roselektronika will complete certification tests by 2017 end.
Russian government certification tests of the communication systems for the fifth generation fighter jet Sukhoi-57 will be over by year end. "S-111 provides radio telephone communication and encrypted data exchange among various aircraft and also command centers (ground and sea-based and airborne)
Russias T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation stealth fighter jet has received the serial index designation of 'Su-57' from the Russian Aerospace Forces, its Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said. The nomenclacure change indicates that the development phase is nearing completion and that the aircraft is soon to enter serial production
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
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
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
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