Development of weapon systems for a promising Russian fighter T-50 (PAK FA) is conducted in accordance with the schedule, and tests of the aircraft with the launches of some missiles will begin «very recently.» As reported by «Interfax», said this CEO «Tactical Missile voorezhenie» Boris Obnosov. Clear deadlines start testing the T-50 with standard weapons Obnosov did not call.
Currently, some weapons systems for a promising fighter already undergoing tests on flying laboratories, made on the basis of other aircraft. According Obnosov, some of the new systems are already «in the terminating step» and already doing preparatory training to their mass production. «In other systems tests last,» — said General Director of TRV.
In the current time in the trials PAK FA uchavstvujut three layout of the aircraft — the T-50-1, T-50-2 and T-50-3. Until the end of the year to join them aboard the T-50-4. Earlier it was reported that in 2014 will begin the second step motor tests (also known as «Type 30») for the PAK FA. They will be equipped aircraft later, while layouts and received the first production aircraft will receive engines AL-41F-1S («Item 117S») standing on the Su-35.
In late August, the T-50 for the first time carried out the approach and docking with a refueling aircraft IL-78. Also in August, tests conducted on-board the aircraft with the latest radar system with an active phased array antenna.
Earlier it was reported that the tests T-50 airframe should end in 2012, and in 2013 Russian Air Force will receive 10 aircraft for joint trials. Promising fighter serial deliveries are scheduled for 2015. In total, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation until ordered 60 T-50.