State tests of Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation stealth jet will be concluded by the end of 2019, said Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Lt. Gen. Sergei Dronov on Monday.
“State tests of MiG-35 are planned to be completed in late 2021, while those of Su-57 are due to be finalized as soon as this year,” Dronov said during an interview with the Armed Forces' Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
Dronov also noted that MiG-35 was more cost-effective than Su-30CM and Su-35S, which have been already in service with the Armed Forces, with the cost of its flight hour being about one and a half times lower than that of these fighters.
“Three aviation regiments will be re-equipped with Su-57s by 2028,” Russian President Vladimir Putin had said in May.
Serial production of the Russian stealth fighters was kick started last month. Russian MoD has placed an order for 76 Su-57s.
Russia is developing an armoured vehicle for its paratroopers that will be mounted on the chassis of the Sprut-SD self-propelled anti-tank gun and equipped with the Epokha unmanned combat module. The module was initially designed for advanced infantry fighting vehicles mounted on the latest Bumerang, Kurganets-25 and Armata combat platforms
As many as seven US defense and aviation companies are participating in the upcoming MAKS-2019 international Aviation and Space Show to be held in Russia from August 27 to September 1, 2019 despite the US imposing sanctions on leading Russian firms in the defense and aviation sector. Participation from US companies represents around 1% of the total 720 firms signed up to participate in the show, which will make it the most well-attended MAKS show ever
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has sent new version of its JH-7AII fighter bomber warplane to the Aviadarts competition to be held in Russia under the International Army Games 2019, the Chinese media have reported. "Participating in a competition held abroad shows the newly upgraded warplane is technically mature and available for combat duty," Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst was quoted as saying by Global Times on Thursday
The Russian Air Force will receive a batch of Su-30SM fighter jets upgraded with AL-41F-1S turbojet engine in 2021 taken from the current top line fighter, the Su-35. The upgraded aircraft will arrive for the air regiment stationed in the Tver Region in west Russia in 2021, the press office of Russias Western Military District reported on Monday as reported by TASS
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