FA) made its maiden flight, according to Interfax . The plane took off
from the runway of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association.
The flight was successful. Fighter piloted by distinguished test pilot
Sergei Bogdan Russia, in early 2010 flew the first prototype of the
According to Bogdan, all on-board aircraft systems worked normally.
“Stability and controllability of the aircraft in the air got a good
grade. All systems and aircraft engine worked flawlessly,” – said an
unnamed source agency in the military-industrial complex. Previously,
the second prototype T-50 passed ground tests. Parallel tests were
carried out and the first prototype of the T-50, which to date has made
As expected, the test airframe PAK FA will be completed in 2011-2012 and
in 2013 the Russian Defense Ministry will conclude with the “Dry”
contract for the supply of ten aircraft to test the weapons. The first
phase of testing T-50 finish before the end of 2013. Continuous buying
fighter jets will begin in 2016 and will be implemented under the state
program of armaments for 2011-2020. Apart from an experimental batch of
ten aircraft in 2016 is planned to buy 60 more such vehicles. On further
procurement of aircraft while it is not known.
PAK FA made its first flight on Jan. 29, 2010. Technical characteristics
of the aircraft are classified. It is only known that T-50 will be
highly intellectualization of the board and be able to take off and
landing on runways length of 300-400 meters. The aircraft will be
capable of performing combat missions in any weather and time of day,
and will also maneuverability.