At the MAKS-2013 airshow, Russia presented the fifth-generation fighter aircraft and a completely new missile defense system, which can control several supersonic targets in space at once.
At “MAKS-2013” presented a promising aviation Frontline Aviation Complex (PAK FA) T-50 and one of the most promising missile defense systems S-500 anti-aircraft missile system, which belongs to the new generation of anti-aircraft missile systems, writes the publication DEFENCE TALK.
The fifth-generation PAK FA heavy jet has already been developed and is scheduled to go into service in 2016. PAK FA - enters into a promising air front aviation aviation complex (PAK FA, T-50).
The Russian multi-purpose fighter of the 5 generation, developed by the division of the United Aircraft Building Corporation Sukhoi Design Bureau, where it passes under the designation T-50. Russian aviation is optimistic about the future.
The plans include research and development of aircraft that will dominate the airspace by the middle of the 21 century. This news appeared recently. JSC United Aircraft Corporation has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense for 90 billion rubles.
"In accordance with the contract, the MoD will be in charge of the technology and all the necessary equipment for the construction and maintenance of aircraft over the next 3 years." - M. Pogosyan commented on this news.
“The fifth generation of UAVs was created on the model of the T-50. The weight of the UAV will be about 20 tons and, accordingly, many characteristics are similar to the performance characteristics of the sample aircraft ", - said M. Pogosyan at the MAKS 2013 air show in Zhukovsky near Moscow, where the latest technologies of air combat were demonstrated.
“We work in accordance with plans developed jointly with the MoD. This means that at this stage a number of preliminary tests will be conducted. All new developments and achievements are based on the technological breakthrough in the framework of the “Fifth Generation” program, ”said M. Poghosyan to the ITAR-TASS agency.
In the media, there was a note about another transaction for 3 billion dollars and the contract on it has already entered into force. The contract provides not only equipment to service the aircraft, but also the entry into service of the RF Air Force 65 new fighters by the end of 2013.
Another development was presented by Russia in the market of high-tech weapons - this is one of the most promising anti-missile defense systems.
C-500 - anti-aircraft missile system, belongs to a new generation of anti-aircraft missile system, designed to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles and to protect against airborne early warning, equipped with an early warning system and control. The ability to detect and control up to 10 ballistic missiles simultaneously flying at a speed of 5 000 km / h is being finalized. Practical ceiling 400 km.
According to one of the sources, the С-500 system has already been developed and will go into service in 2017
A special feature of C-500 is the ability of absolute control over several objects at once and the complete exclusion of the possibility of reaching the airspace of Russia.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is moving in great leaps in the creation and construction of military equipment - this is especially true of missile defense, given the difficult international situation in the world.
The missile defense plan of Russia is the answer of the missile defense of the USA and Europe, which for defensive purposes strengthens the defense against the unpredictable regimes of Iran and North Korea. Russia will be safe only with a powerful missile defense system and will not allow anyone to its territory.
In addition to the achievements and new technologies achieved in the production of 5 generation fighters, Russia is actively developing sixth-generation drones, ”said A.N. Zelin, the former commander-in-chief of the Air Force.
Unlike NATO allies who use the American F-35 5Gs. F-35 Lighting II - F-35 Lightning II - belongs to the family of promising unobtrusive 5-generation fighter-bombers, developed by the American company Lockheed Martin in the 3-s for the needs of the Navy, US Navy and the UK.
Self-sufficiency is an absolute necessity for Russia and the evolution of the 6 generation is inevitable. As for the missile defense, Russia currently uses the C-400 Triumph, the range of which is 400 km.
S-400 Triumph - Russian long-range and medium-range anti-aircraft missile system. The new-generation air defense missile system is designed to destroy all modern and promising aerospace attack weapons - reconnaissance aircraft, strategic and tactical aircraft, tactical, tactical and tactical ballistic missiles, medium-range ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets, jammers, radar patrol aircraft and guidance, etc.
Each ZRS provides simultaneous shooting of up to 36 targets with guidance to them of up to 72 missiles. 28 April 2007 of the year the decision of the government of the Russian Federation for the ZRMS Triumph was put into service. Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "The Armed Forces must acquire 28 systems of the C-400 class over the next 10 years."