Russia ’s fifth-generation fighter , the Sukhoi T-50, soon will receive a new engine. The first demonstration prototype of this powerplant , dubbed Item 30 , will be assembled in early 2015, said Vyacheslav Masalov , CEO of United Engine Corporation , a merger of Russia ’s engine design and manufacturing facilities . The first assembly parts and components of Item 30 , such as its compressor , will begin testing at the end of this year, he added. Item 30 will be a so-called ...
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