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Russia's Su-57 fifth-generation fighter makes first flight with new engine
December 06, 2017

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The flight lasted 17 minutes

MOSCOW /TASS/.
Russia’s Su-57 fifth-generation stealth air superiority fighter, also known as T-50, had performed its first test flight with a new-generation engine, a source in the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry told reporters on Tuesday.
"Russia’s newest fifth generation fighter, T-50, performed its maiden flight with the second stage engine on December 5, 2017, at the Gromov Flight Research Institute," the source said.

The 17-minute flight test was carried out by Sergei Bogdan, a chief test pilot of the Sukhoi aircraft maker.
"The flight took place in normal regime, in compliance with the flight assignment," the ministry said.

Commenting on the report, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said the successful test of the new engine "will give an additional boost to the fifth-generation fighter jet program."
"This proves the high potential of the Russian aircraft industry, capable of designing smart and advanced systems - aerodynamic systems, innovative digital components, newest engines," he said.

The Su-57 fifth generation fighter jet (previously known as PAK FA - the Russian acronym for 'perspective front-line aviation complex') performed its maiden flight in 2010. Currently, nine prototypes are undergoing state trials. Its serial production is expected to begin next year.

Sukhoi-57 has a number of unique features of both a strike aircraft and a fighter. Composite materials and cutting-edge technologies as well as its aerodynamic design hinder its radar and infrared identification. Until recently, including during its public display flight at the international air show MAKS-2017, Su-57 was equipped with the first stage engine 117S. Its successor has no name yet and is referred to as "second stage engine.".

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Trials of Russia’s 5th-generation fighter jet with 2nd-stage engine to last several years
December 07, 2017
The cutting-edge fighter performed its first flight with a new engine on December 5

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MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/.
The trials of Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet Su-57 (PAK FA, the Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation) will last several years, President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar told TASS on Thursday.
"They [the trials] have just begun. They will, of course, last several years," he said.

The Russian fifth-generation Perspective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA, also known as the T-50) fighter jet took to the skies for the first time in 2010. As was reported earlier, the cutting-edge fighter performed its first flight with a new engine on December 5.
Currently, the so-called first stage engine 117S is mounted on the Russian fighter. A new engine has not yet received its name and is conventionally designated as the second stage engine.

It was reported in August that Russia’s T-50 (PAK FA) fifth-generation fighter jet had received the serial index of Su-57. The experimental design work on the most advanced fighter jet should be completed in 2019 and its deliveries to the troops should begin at that time. As United Aircraft Corporation CEO Slyusar said, the pre-production batch will consist of 12 such planes.

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