The development of a fifth-generation T-50 fighter, known by the Russian acronym PAK FA (Perspektivny Aviatzionny Kompleks Frontovoi Aviatzii, or future tactical aviation aircraft system), has emerged as one of Russia’s most important programs. Although official data on the aircraft, in development by Sukhoi, is classified, the T-50 is likely to be a single-seat, 30-ton aircraft with all the advantages of a fifth-generation combat aircraft: multirole operational capabilities; ...


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