Russia has commenced tests of certain technologies of the yet-to-be-named sixth-generation manned-unmanned combat jet being developed as a follow on to the Su-57 fifth generation fighter aircraft.
The tests involve control and navigation equipment besides weapons systems, TASS news agency said on Monday quoting an unnamed source from the plane's manufacturer, United Aircraft Corp.
"There are no plans to create the unmanned version of the Su-57. It is currently being used to test some systems of the future sixth-generation fighter jet, which will be a drone in its baseline version and only optionally piloted," the source said.
The systems undergoing trials involve "control and navigation equipment and weapon systems," the source said.
The Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet features stealth technology with the broad use of composite materials, is capable of maintaining supersonic cruising speed and is furnished with the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful onboard computer (the so-called electronic second pilot), the radar system spread across its body and some other innovations, in particular, armament placed inside its fuselage, the agency report stated.
These planes are expected to arrive for the troops in 2019. The pilot batch will comprise 12 Sy-57 planes.
Barred from the Farnborough Air show starting 16 July, Russia has chosen the Army 2018 event to be held in August near Moscow to mark global public debut of its Su-57 fifth generation fighter jet. The Russian MoD announced on their website Tuesday that the Su-57 along with the Su-30SM and the Su-35 would be on display at the Army 2018
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
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Russia is set to sign a second contract for manufacturing 13 Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets for its armed forces in 2020, according to TASS report. "In 2020, we plan to sign the second contract to manufacture and deliver 13 Su-57 fighter jets, some of them equipped with the second-stage engines," a source in Russias aircraft-making industry told TASS on Wednesday
The Su-57 nomenclature for Russias fifth-generation stealth fighter was derived from ‘adding up the numbers ‘22 and ‘35 from the US-made F-22 and F-35 aircraft to indicate that the Russian jet incorporates the capabilities and features of both. Russias Sukhoi Su-57 incorporates the functions of the US F-22 and F-35 fighter planes but outperforms them, Chief designer and Director of the Sukhoi Design Bureau, Mikhail Strelets said on Zvezda TV on Friday, TASS reported
Russias most-advanced multipurpose fighter jet, Su-57 will reportedly be equipped with a hypersonic anti-aircraft missile with a range of over 300km, according to a report by
Russia will reportedly develop its sixth generation fighter jet based on the prototype of the countrys newest Okhotnik attack drone, TASS reports. According a defense industry source, although the sixth generation fighter jet project "has not yet taken full shape, its main features are already known", the report says
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