Air Show "MAKS-2011" to the general public will be presented for the first time a new fighter fifth generation, the head of the company "Sukhoi" Mikhail Pogosyan.
"In the future, the Air Show" MAKS "the public will be able to see how flying fighter fifth generation" — the words quoted Pogosyan ITAR-TASS.
At the current time, absolutely complete set of preliminary ground and flight operations, which have been involved in all three experienced the reference plane, which carried posters, strength tests, ground tests of fuel systems and other work to provide programs from flight tests, Pogosyan said.
As previously reported the newspaper's gaze, in 2016 the Ministry of Defense is going to buy mass-produced aircraft fifth generation — the PAK FA.
"With this machine sequence such — explained to Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin. — While experiencing one device. By the end of the present year should appear next plane. During the 2011-2012 plan finish all test airframe PAK FA. And in 2013, will conclude a contract for the initial batch of 10 aircraft to test the whole range of weapons the aircraft. To prove his tactical and technical characteristics, it is necessary to perform about 3 thousand flights. If the work was only with 2 cars, it would take ten years ", — said Popovkin.
"The first step of the test pin our hopes finish by the end of 2013. And with the 2016 purchase of a production start is one hundred percent of tested vehicles with air attack and ground technological equipment, "- he concluded. Who needs air force aircraft of this type are estimated at 50-100 cars. "How many will buy, at the moment it is difficult to say. Everything will depend on funding. But in any case, such orders in recent programmke registered, "- he said.