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Russia's Sukhoi to develop 5th generation fighter jet

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VDS

posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 06:29 AM
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Here is an interesting article I found at and is quoted from english.pravda.ru...

"The new fighter jet will be a fundamentally new machine, not just a modernized version of an old pursuit plane

Russia's world-famous major aircraft corporations, MiG and Sukhoi were fighting for the right to take the state order for the development of the fighter jet of the fifth generation. MiG specialists chose the 1.44 index aircraft as the prototype of the new jet, whereas Sukhoi decided to base its work on the Su-47 fighter jet. The two planes proved excellent flight performance, but Sukhoi's Su-47 eventually won the contest.

Su-47 "Berkut" ("Golden Eagle") plane is over 25 meters long; the jet's wingspan is more than 15 meters. The peculiar feature of the Su-47 jet is its forward swept wings, which actually gave him the "Berkut" title. The engine of the plane is another peculiarity of the machine - the engine possesses the controlled traction vector. The traction can be changed not only on the axe of the engine, but at an angle to it as well.

The Su-47 plane will serve as a base, on which new solutions of the fifth generation plane will be tested. Mikhail Pogosyan, Sukhoi's general director, says that the new fighter jet will be a fundamentally new machine, not just a modernized version of the "Berkut."

The 5th generation fighter jet by Sukhoi will be a single-seated aircraft, in which a pilot will have an opportunity to be in full control of the machine with the help of the high-tech equipment."


Despite what the world believes about Russias lack of money, it seems to be contradict this by developing and researching new technologies and new weapons. I think the west is blind to Russias real capabilities.




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posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 06:37 AM
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Yeah, interesting read on the Russians and their take of how things are percieved.

Topic was covered here, though:
Russia to launch new F/A-22 competetor

And as for Russia claiming they are not lacking money, as indicated in the above articles mention, interesting that Sukhoi is seeking the aid of the Europeans, eh? That is posted within a article within the linked topic already covering this.




seekerof



posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 05:51 PM
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well, actually nobody have the money, look the USAF reducing the production of the f22-35, the 35 still have design problems and is very probable that the f22 fleey will be under 100 planes, i think that is wise to hold a little more time to define which airframe the russians needs and which is better for the market, also to share risks in the new figther market

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posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
Topic was covered here, though:
Russia to launch new F/A-22 competetor


As noted above this topic already exists here on ATS. Please follow the link noted above and post your thoughts and comments in the existing threas as this one will be closed.

Thanks
Fred




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