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MAKS 2017: Russia's first forward-swept wing trainer aircraft SR-10 made first public appearance

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MAKS 2017
International Aviation and Space Show
18 - 23 July 2017, Zhukovsky, Russia
 
 
MAKS 2017: Russia's first forward-swept wing trainer aircraft SR-10 made first public appearance
 
Russia's first forward-swept wing trainer aircraft SR-10 made its first public appearance today at MAKS 2017 airshow, being held from 18-23 July at Zhukovsky air base. The development of the fully composite twin-seater began at the Modern Aviation Technologies (KB SAT) design engineering bureau in 2007. The initial engineering development model was presented at MAKS 2009 airshow, but in the following years the project encountered financial problems.
     
The SR-10 jet trainer at MAKS 2017
     
By 2020 the aircraft is planned to begin test trials of the first batch of some 20 aircraft, representative of Modern Aviation Technologies (SAT) design bureau which deals with SR-10 said in October 2016.

SR-10 made its first flight at an airfield near Vorotynsk, in the Kaluga Region, on December 25, 2015.

The SR-10 is a subsonic, single engine, all-composite dual-pilot aircraft with a moderate forward-swept wing scheme. Its reported maximum takeoff weight is 2,700 kilograms. The aircraft can reportedly be powered with either a Soviet design AI-25TLSh engine or a modern Russian-made AL-55 gas-turbine jet engine.

The SR-10’s flying quality parameters largely depend on the power unit. It was designed to have 800kph maximum horizontal flight speed, 800 km range capability and a 11,000-meter practical ceiling. Its cruising speed at the 6,000-meter height is 520kph.

In addition to the advanced trainer version, SAT is also working on an UCAV variant, dubbed "AR-10 Argument". According to SAT, the AR-10 UCAV would features increased capabilities in addition to its weapon payload, such as a 900 km/h maximum speed and an operational range of up to 1,600 km/h. It should be powered by a single AL-55 jet engine. Technical drawing unveiled at MAKS 2017 suggests that the AR-10 could be fitted with at least two missiles.

     
And a potential future member in the R-10 family, the AR-10 UCAV