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The new Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 conducted its 100th flight test 0411111

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World Aviation Industry News - Sukhoi
 
 
The new Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 conducted its 100th flight test.
 
The 5th generation Russian fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 (PAK-FA) conducted Thursday, November 3, 2011, its 100th flight test, said in Moscow the press service of Sukhoi.
     
The 5th generation Russian fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 (PAK-FA) conducted Thursday, November 3, 2011, its 100th flight test, said in Moscow the press service of Sukhoi.
Sukhoi T-50 during flight demonstration at Moscow Air Show MAKS 2011
     

Sukhoi T-50 began its flight test since January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk (East Russia). A second aircraft joined the tests in early March.

The T-50 fighter was presented for the first time to the public at the International Aerospace Exhibition MAKS-2011 in Zhukovsky (Moscow region), in August 2011.

The 5th generation fighter T-50 is developed in Russia since the 1990s. This is a tactical aircraft that combines the characteristics of a fighter aicraft and a classic bomber.

Invisible to enemy radar, it will feature a new navigation control system and automated defense system. The T-50 has a fundamentally new avionics integrating the function of "electronic control" and modern radar, which allows the pilot to concentrate only on the combat mission. The onboard equipment ensures data exchange in real time with the ground control systems and with other aircraft.

The T-50 will be provided to the Russian army in 2016.