MOSCOW – Russia’s fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi T-50, will receive a new engine to replace the Izdelie 117 powerplants currently being used for flight trials. The first flight with Izdelie 30 (Item 30) engines is now planned for 2017, Vladislav Masalov, the head of Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), explained last week. But the Izdelie 30’s final design parameters will not be ready until 2019. The first core for the new powerplant is expected to be ...


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