T-50 (PAK FA project) — the fifth generation aircraft equipped with a fundamentally new avionics and promising radar with a phased antenna array.
Promising aviation complex tactical aircraft (PAK FA) in the third quarter of 2013 will go to the Russian Air Force, and in the fourth quarter will begin its state tests, told reporters on Tuesday the Russian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondar.
"In the last third of it should come to us, in the fourth decade of this year we will start the first flight on an airplane of this type," — said the commander in chief, confirming that refers to the state tests.
T-50 (PAK FA project) — the fifth generation aircraft equipped with a fundamentally new avionics and promising radar with a phased antenna array. The first flight took place on January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the first public demonstration of the fighter — August 17, 2011 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011 in Zhukovsky near Moscow.
Currently, the flight test program involving four PAK FA. Last fighter of the four made a separate flight from the Far East in Zhukovsky near Moscow in January of this year. Two more aircraft are involved in a program of ground tests of the complex, just before the end of 2013 in the trials will involve eight of these machines.