As passed February 16 RIA "Novosti" Russian aviation industry should develop several models of promising fighters. On Thursday said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
At the parliamentary hearings in the Federation Council, he said, "promising aviation complex tactical aircraft should be two, not one. Two, there should be competition. "
Recall that such complexes (PAK FA) must be received by the Air Force of the Russian Federation in 2016
Dmitry Rogozin, said that in the difficult years of the war majestically Russian Russian industry is not concentrating resources in one direction, but a few samples produced combat aircraft, and from their chosen more promising.
The program provides for the development of the PAK FA, start serial production and then enacting fighter V generation. In comparison with the previous generation fighters, said the PAK FA has unique features: it connects inside the functions of fighter and attack aircraft.
The aircraft is equipped with the V generation of "electronic pilot", a fundamentally new avionics and promising radar with a phased antenna array.
First flight PAK FA took place on January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. There's also first in March 2011 and flew the second flight standard. At the moment, are working on a set of flight and ground tests. The first public display of the fighter was on August 17 last year in Zhukovsky near Moscow, in the internationality of Aviation and Space Salon "MAKS-2011".