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PAK T-50 is right on track says Russia

The Russian Air Force will receive the first prototype of the T-50 jet fighter in 2013. Developped by Sukhoi, the T-50 is a fifth generation aircraft which, some will say, strangely look like the F-22 Raptor, and is designed to meet all aerial requirements of the Russian Air Force. This is the first new major fighter designed in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. So with this statement, both Sukhoi and the Russian Army are saying that all is going according to plan. The third prototype has join the testing program and a fourth one is currently being built. 15 aircrafts will now be including in the testing program by 2015. The T-50 took to the skies for the first time in January 2010 and was shown to the public at the MAKS air show in August 2011.

The PAK FA, when fully developed, is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian inventory and serve as the basis of the Sukhoi/HAL FGFA being developed with India. Sukhoi director Mikhail Pogosyan has projected a market for 1,000 aircraft over the next four decades, which will be produced in a joint venture with India, 200 each for Russia and India and 600 for other countries. He has also said that the Indian contribution would be in the form of joint work under the current agreement rather than as a joint venture. The Indian Air Force will “acquire 50 single-seater fighters of the Russian version” before the two seat FGFA is developed. The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase the first 10 aircraft after 2012 and then 60 after 2016. The first batch of fighters will be delivered with current technology engines. The PAK-FA is expected to have a service life of about 30–35 years. Each unit costs about 50Millions dollars.

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