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Russia's New T-50 Raptor Replica Could Spell Death of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Posted: August 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Russia's New T-50 Raptor Replica Could Spell Death of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin watched with pride the first public flight of the fifth-generation PAK FA T-50 fighter at the MAKS 2011 Air Show outside Moscow. The Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, jointly developed with India, flew publicly for the first time at an air show. PAK FA T-50 aims to match the latest US design, and Russia plans to make up to 1,000 of the jets over coming decades. The PAK FA T-50 is intended to be the successor to the MiG-29 and Su-27 and is almost a clone of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Read the full article »»»»