Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Russia to start Su-57 fighter jet production in 2018

Production of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet will begin in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East in 2018. The fighter is said to have supercruise, stealth, supermaneuverability and advanced avionics.

The Russian fifth-generation Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA, also known as the T-50) fighter jet took to the skies for the first time in 2010. The cutting-edge fighter performed its first flight with a new engine on December 5.
The Sukhoi Su-57 (Russian: Сухой Су-57) is intended for a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine jet multi-role fighter aircraft designed for air superiority and attack operations. The experimental design work on Russia's most advanced fighter jet should be completed in 2019.
Per unit costs are estimated at US$50 million.