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Russian Air Force to Receive the First Production Su-57 in 2018
Initial assembly of the Su-57, the Russian fifth generation fighter, is slated to begin next year at the Gagarin Aircraft-Building Enterprise in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East. The Russian Aerospace Force will begin receiving the first batch of production Su-57 fighters in 2018 and could field about 220 such aircraft between 2020 and 2030.
Fact or Fiction? Russian Arm’s Sale to China
In response to a 25 March Chinese announcement of a major arm’s deal between Moscow and Beijing, Russia denied the deal ever exist. We can only speculate as to the validity of the Chinese claims that the deal was signed or if the Russian denial is a firm fact, a temporary postponement, or a ruse designed to mislead for unknown reasons.
Sukhoi T-50 PAKFA Public Debut Planned for MAKS 2011 in August
Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter, also known as PAK-FA, will make its public debut at the upcoming MAKS 2011 airshow near Moscow in August,...
Indian Air Force Chief Attends PKA-FA Flight Demonstration
The head of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik attended a flight demonstration of the newest Russian fighter aircraft, the...
Russia, India Launch Joint 5th Generation fighter Program (FGFA)
During the recent visit of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in December, a number of important agreements were signed, including a memorandum of understanding for...
Maiden Flight for Russia’s New Stealth Fighter
Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA made a successful 47-minute maiden flight on Friday 29 January 2010, taking off from Komsomolsk-on-Amur Airfield in Russia’s Far East, adjacent...