Monday, 24 December 2012

The Russian 5th generation fighter will be tested in March

The Russian fighter 5th generation Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA) will be tested state in March 2013, announced to reporters Sunday the commander of the Russian Air Force Viktor Bondarev.

"The PAK FA is now tested in flight, three aircraft are tested in Zhukovsky (Moscow region), another device password factory testing, and another is under construction. In March, all device must undergo a State Akhtubinsk tested in the Astrakhan region (south), "reported M.Bondarev.

With a single radar active electronically scanning the T-50 should have all the performance of a 5th generation aircraft: a low radar signature and thermal supersonic cruising speed, high integration of control systems, etc. . The aircraft is designed to replace the MiG-29 and Su-27 in service in the Russian army.The T-50 was developed in Russia since the 1990s.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the fighter T-50 will be delivered to the army in 2015.

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