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India - Russia will go on joint production of a 5th gen plane

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posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 07:44 AM
The proposed fifth generation fighter, to be first inducted into the Russian air force by 2010, is not only set to match the capabilities of the F-35 joint strike fighter.
India and Russia had signed a 10-year military and technical cooperation agreement during Russian President Vladmir Putin visit to New Delhi in early December, 2002.
Serial production of the aircraft was expected to commence after 2010. Flight-testing would begin in 2006

[edit on 26-11-2004 by John bull 1]

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:08 AM
Cool, posting topics like you got a deadline or something!!

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:19 AM

Originally posted by Daedalus3
Cool, posting topics like you got a deadline or something!!

haha, i just quoted from original news and pested.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:39 AM
Nothing new here, swastika.
This news has been floating around ATS for about a year or so +/-.
Number of joint Indian-Russian "projects" to be had:
Mig-I 2000
India's answer to the F-22
Future russian fighters

Undoubtedly, there are other ATS articles and posts mentioning such, in detail.

From exterior internet sources:
LFI/LFS projects:
India, Russia sign landmark defence deal

Let me know when they go into serial production, then I might worry about them.


posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:46 AM
[Let me know when they go into serial production, then I might worry about them.

Not very soon.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 03:35 PM
Why shold you worry about them anyways??

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:48 PM
They look good so far, odd how they've adopted the two cockpit design, interesting to see the results on that one.

Hmm, any news on hte MiG 1.44 front? It seems to have been forgotten about, shame, looked promising indeed. I can't wait until thew Flanker replacements come out personally, won't be for a good while, but they are discussing using forward facing Berkut-style wings.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 05:56 PM
Supposedly the Mig 1.42 and Berkut were just test beds for new technologies. I think the Mig 1.42 was a test bed for either a new light weight fighter similar to the F-16 or it was to test plasma stealth. The Berkut had a cool revolver missile launcher behind the cockpit, along with high-tech fly by wire controls. The forward swept wings when done correctly supposedly makes it ultra-manuverable. By integrate all of these features into the Flanker replacements they could become some of the deadliest planes to ever fly.

posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 01:00 PM
Yeah, wouldn't a MiG-Sukhoi joint project be excellent? That would probably scare the hell out of everyone who doesn't have one.

Although, sadly it is unlikely. The forward facing wings really do aid manouverability, think if they used thrust vectoring too. Would the pilot be able to take the G's though? He would need a hell of alot of G tolerance to pull of the manouvers the plane would be capable of.

1.42/1.44 was a test bed?I heard China was thinking of buying some. Guess not then, lol, unless they want a test plane. Wouldn't put it past them to steal and finish the design though.

posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 01:08 PM

1.42/1.44 was a test bed?

A variety of sources can and would confirm this as fact. Indeed it was a experimental test bed for possible future applications and aircraft.
Mikoyan's MFI Enigma

As to China seeking to buy some, unless they are looking to buy the plans and build them themselves, I find it highly doubtful. Can you provide a link to an article mentioning such?


posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 04:32 PM
No. China has not expressed interest in this project. We are currently developing our own 5th generation fighter, J-XX or J-12.

Here is a link to it.

posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 12:19 AM
edit - oops I hadn't realized I hit the quote button. Ignore this post

[edit on 1-12-2004 by rajkhalsa2004]

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