On Tuesday, the Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the first flight of the third prototype of the fifth generation aviation complex (PAK FA), told the newspaper VIEW, the press service of the company "Sukhoi".
The plane was piloted by distinguished test pilot of the Russian Federation Hero of Russia Sergey Bogdan. Fighter held in the air just over an hour and landed on the runway of the factory airfield. The flight was successful, in full accordance with the flight plan. During the flight test was conducted stability of the aircraft, the evaluation of the propulsion systems. The aircraft performed well in all phases of the planned flight program. The pilot said reliable operation of all systems and equipment, the report said "dry."
The first flight of the PAK FA took place on January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. In early March 2011 there flew the second flight model. Currently, work is underway on the full range of ground and flight tests. The first public demonstration of the fighter took place on August 17, p. , in Zhukovsky near Moscow at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011. To date, the flight test program carried out more than 100 flights.
PAK FA program provides for the establishment, organization of mass production and adoption of the Russian army fighter of the fifth generation. This will enhance the combat potential of the Russian Air Force groups, will help bring the aviation and related industries in the new industrial and technological level, to give impetus to the development of scientific schools, provide a stable load of defense industry enterprises involved in the development and production. This priority program "Dry" will contribute to the development and implementation of materials, element base and high-end technology with a high innovative potential for the aviation industry and the economy of the country, for the development of other projects unified aviation complexes of new generations.
Compared to the previous generation fighter PAK FA has several unique features, combining the functions of attack aircraft and fighter.
Fifth generation fighter aircraft equipped with a fundamentally new avionics integrating the function of "electronic pilot" and promising radar with a phased antenna array. This greatly reduces the load on the pilot and allows you to concentrate on the implementation of tactical tasks. On-board equipment of the new aircraft enables the exchange of data in real time as a land management systems, and within the aviation group.
The use of composite materials and innovative technology, aerodynamic design aircraft, measures to reduce the visibility of the engine provides unprecedented low level of radar, optical and infrared visibility. This can significantly increase the combat effectiveness of the work of both aerial and ground targets at any time of day, and adverse weather conditions.