Fifth-generation fighter made its maiden flight
Topic: Creating a fifth generation fighter in Russia
MOSCOW, January 29 - RIA Novosti. Fifth-generation fighter, as expected, made its first flight on Friday, January 29, told RIA Novosti by telephone source in the aviation production association named after YA Gagarin (KnAAPO, Komsomolsk-on-Amur).
"The flight was planned for Thursday, but he moved" - the source said.
Fifth-generation fighter, which in Russia is also called a promising frontline aviation aircraft complex (PAK FA), developed with the 1990's.
New aviation complex will have several unique features: clock, all weather and stealth applications, low visibility and long-term supersonic flight. The aircraft will get a new on-board navigation station and a highly automated system of defense.
Plane at the end of last year made his first jog in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said earlier that the new generation fighter will begin to come into Russia's troops in 2015.
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