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Zhukovsky, Moscow Region: Russia's fifth-generation fighter planes, being developed by the Sukhoi design bureau in collaboration with India's Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd (HAL), is set to start flight trials in November, the Russian air force chief said Thursday. He also revealed that the fighters' engine development programme had run into some problems.
Speaking at the MAKS air show outside Moscow, Col Gen Alexander Zelin said: "For the time being, the aircraft will use Saturn engines.
Originally posted by ironfalcon
Every aircraft development program runs into problems at some stage. No big deal, especially when it comes to the high level of engineering present in a fifth generation fighter aircraft like the F-22 and PAK FA.