2nd Russian Fifth-generation Jet Fighter Completes First Flight
    2011-02-24 00:20:02     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhangxu
 

Russia's second fifth-generation jet fighter successfully completed its first test flight in Russia's Far East region of Komsomolsk-on-Amur on Wednesday, according to local reports.

The warplane was jointly developed by the Russian Sukhoi Aircraft Company and MIG design bureaus. So far, only two models of the type have been built, said chief designer Mikhail Pogosyan.

In 2011, three more fighters of fifth generation would be ready for tests, Pogosyan added.

The designer also revealed the first fifth-generation jet fighter has made 40 flights since last January to test the model's aero-dynamic characteristics and electronic equipment.

The front line multi-purpose jet fighter, which carries missiles along with smart bombs, is equipped with computerized electronic systems that frees the pilot from steering to let him focus on combat tasks.

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