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Russia plans to test the 9A1-4071K 30mm gun on a T-50 PAK FA fighter aircraft in 2015

Aviation defence equipment technology
PAK FA T-50 9A1-4071K Gun first flight test
Russia plans to test the 9A1-4071K 30mm gun on a T-50 PAK FA fighter aircraft in 2015
Flight tests of the 9A1-4071K modernized rapid-aircraft cannon, which can exhaust its entire ammunition capacity in any mode, were conducted on the Su-27SM. In 2015, developmental work is planned to test the gun on a plane of the fifth-generation – the T-50, announced Rostec today, January 28.
Russia's 5th-gen fighter aircraft Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA
The aircraft cannon designed for the Russian fifth-generation T-50 fighter (PAK FA) is planned to be tested this year. This information was furnished by the press service of the Instrument Design Bureau from High Precision Systems, which is in charge of the future tests. The 9A1-4071K rapid-aircraft cannon is a modernized version of the 30mm cannon GSh-30-1 which was developed by KBP and produced by the Izhevsk Machinebuilding Factory since the 1980s.

Currently, the official terms of reference and the state contract are being finalized, according to TASS. PAK FA is Russia's fifth-generation multi-role fighter. It is being developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, where the fighter has been designated as the T-50. The PAK FA first took to the skies in 2010. In total, eight aircraft are being constructed; five of which are already flying. Serial deliveries of the fifth-generation fighter to the army are to begin in 2016.

The T-50 provides a system of automatic target recognition. In the lining of the PAK-FA special transceiver elements are integrated, allowing the aircraft to respond to all surrounding objects and to transmit signals to the pilot of any threats.

The main structural elements of the fighter are manufactured by Rostec enterprises. The power core was developed by designers from the United Engine Corporation. The cabin lights and trim were developed by specialists from RT-Chemcomposite. Avionics and onboard electronics, which satisfy the requirements of a fifth generation aircraft, were developed by Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies.