New Sukhoi T-50 Fighter Jet Prototype Joins Testing Program

RIA Novosti
Tuesday 29th October, 2013

T-50 fighter jet has flown for the first time at a manufacturing plant in Russia‚Äôs Far East, the Sukhoi aircraft maker said. The 50-minute flight at the Gagarin factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur has successfully tested the aircraft’s overall performance, including its stability in the air and the work of its engines. “The aircraft performed well in all phases of the planned flight program. The pilot confirmed reliability of all systems and equipment,” Sukhoi said in a statement. The T-50, which will be the core of Russia’s future fighter fleet, is a fifth-generation multirole fighter airc…

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