During a working trip to the scientific and production association Saturn, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov announced that another newest Russian fighter is coming to the test. We are talking about the plane 5 generation of the T-50. TASS cites a statement by Yuri Borisov:
Our ninth plane is already leaving today. We moved on to comprehensive testing, to testing aviation means of destruction, the entire complex of avionics. Its flight performance has already been confirmed. Today we turn to the issue of comprehensive testing, including testing of the aircraft combat complex.
Yury Borisov added that there were no complaints during the tests of the 5 generation combat aircraft, and added:
(T-50) has stepped over all those demands that today are made to this kind of aircraft.
Today it was confirmed that the tests of the T-50 with the engines of the so-called second stage will begin at the end of 2017. This was announced by the general director of the United Aircraft Building Corporation Alexander Artyukhov. He is quoted "Russian newspaper":
All work is now aimed precisely at this (the beginning of testing the engine of the second stage). The remaining work on the engine PAK FA will be deployed in the period from 2018 to 2020 year. State tests are scheduled for 2020 year.
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