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 Russia’s aircraft-making industry told TASS on Wednesday. "The preliminary timeframe for the new contract is five years."
The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive two fifth-generation aircraft in 2019 and 2020 under the first contract signed last year.
"In line with the contract signed in 2018, one serial Su-57 jet with first-stage engines will be delivered to the Aerospace Forces this year, the other aircraft featuring the same type of engine - in 2020," the source added. However, the aircraft manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation is yet to confirm the report.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter designed to destroy all types of air targets at long and short ranges and hit enemy ground and naval targets, overcoming its air defense capabilities.
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The Russian Ministry of Defence will hike its order for the Su-57 stealth fighter jets to 76 from an earlier 16 following a 20% price cut for the aircraft and equipment. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced yesterday that 76 Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets will be purchased for Russian Air Forces before 2028, a package contract will be inked in the near future
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