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Russian T-50

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Marlin T, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    Russian 5th-generation fighter to make maiden flight on Friday

    RIA Novosti
    28/01/201013:13
    MOSCOW, January 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is set to hold the first test of its futuristic fifth-generation fighter jet on Friday, a source at the country's largest aircraft producer said on Thursday.
    "The [test] flight was initially scheduled for Thursday, but has been postponed," the source at the Gagarin KNAAPO company, a subsidiary of aircraft holding Sukhoi, said.
    Russia's only known fifth-generation project is Sukhoi's PAK FA and the current prototype is the T-50. It is designed to compete with the U.S. F-22 Raptor, so far the world's only fifth-generation fighter, and the F-35 Lightning II, but has yet to take to the skies.
    Speaking at a news conference later on Thursday, the chief of the Russian state-controlled arms exporter Rosoboronexport said India remained Russia's sole partner in the project.
    "We [Russia and India] are working to build the fifth-generation aircraft," Anatoly Isaikin said.
    Russia has been developing its newest fighter since the 1990s. The country's top military officials earlier said the stealth fighter jet with a range of up to 5,500 km would enter service with the Air Force in 2015.
    India, which has a long history of defense relations with Russia, joined the project after signing an agreement in October 2007. But the two nations are still in talks to finalize the contract.
    India's Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was reported to be seeking a 25% share in design and development in the project. It has also sought to modify Sukhoi's single-seat prototype into the twin-seat fighter India's Air Force wants.
    Russia accounts for around 70% of India's weapons inventory. HAL has license-produced Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters, cooperated in the development of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile, and plans to work on a joint multirole transport aircraft.
    Defense ties have strained, however, over the fifth-generation fighter program and the rising cost of refurbishing the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov for the Indian navy.
    The PAK FA is to be armed with next-generation air-to-air, air-to-surface, and air-to-ship missiles, and has two 30-mm cannons.
    The first prototype of the jet was already tested on the runway of the aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in Russia's Far East. The test pilot made two runs on the airstrip, during which the brakes were applied several times.

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    At least ours looks cooler.
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    Such convienent timing. Barry kills the F-22, and now the Russians unveil their version:rolleyes::rolleyes: Good one, Barry:rolleyes: Thanks a lot:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Probably planed that way. :rolleyes:



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    Probably. Because you know it's not fair that the US should have the best air superiority fighter on Earth. We should let someone else have the best equipped and most advanced air force for a while. It's not fair that we should have the best equipped, most advanced air force in history:rolleyes::rolleyes: Remember what King-Emperor Barack I said, we need to level the playing the playing field:rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    From each according to his ability, to each according to his need

    It's the Obama way. :rolleyes: ;)



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    All I can/will say is we are not as blind to Russia's "newest" defense and offensive weapons as many think we are. Russia is at a very great disadvantage when it comes to new weapons. We can be in and out before they know it. Not so for them.
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    Poor Barry..... he's got so many self created cow pies to tap dance around,

    it might take him a while to address this.

    First thing he better do is wake Up Big Sis...:rolleyes:

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    HAHAHAHA!!!!!! Jackboot Janet Incompetano is so incompetent she can't even stay awake for one of the King-Emperor's sermons:D:D:D:D
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    They are not having a problem with developing a new nuke system.:mad:

    No more F-22 Raptor just in time.
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    All the Russian plane has to do is find a damn rain storm and the raptor turnes into a parakete. I dont have a problem with Russia right now. Our government shouldnt have a problem with Russia. We need to worry about China.
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    Dang right on China and that is why I have said for years that we would be 100% better off with China as a partner in world politics than NATO. We have problems with China and selling to rogue nations, supposedly. IF China was a partner then they would not do anything without consulting the US first. It is all about "saving face" to them and going behind an lly's back is not saving face. I spent some time ion china and once I learned the main custom of saving face, I fully understood where the chinese stood on most matters. IF we were to back off on them and their policies, they would be more democatic than we suspect in a matter of a few years.

    Bottom line is China is a nation we need as an ally in this world rather than as an unknown rogue IMHO.
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    From Investor's Business Daily by way of The Patriot Post.

    http://patriotpost.us/edition/2010/02/03/chronicle/


    Last week the Russian air force celebrated the maiden flight of the Sukhoi T-50, Moscow's version of the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighter. We have shut down the F-22 production line, viewing it as an unaffordable and unnecessary extravagance. We mention this in light of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's statement that President Obama's proposed freeze on discretionary domestic programs should also cover defense expenditures. Unfortunately, our enemies aren't freezing their defense budgets. ... Defense is not a discretionary budget item. It's a constitutional imperative and one of the reasons we have a government. The greatest social service a government can perform for its people is to keep them alive and free. 'Everybody has to make a sacrifice,' Pelosi [said], shortly before Obama announced his proposed discretionary spending freeze in his State of the Union address. By everybody, she evidently was excluding herself; the speaker's interest in Air Force jets does not extend beyond the ones that fly her and her family around. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch show that Pelosi has incurred expenses of $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets the past two years. Then there's the matter of the $101,000 tab taxpayers picked up over that period for 'in-flight services,' including a selection of top-shelf booze. ... Pelosi has used Air Force aircraft to travel back to her district at average cost of $28,210.51 per flight. ... We suggest that since everybody has to make a sacrifice, it not come at the expense of the U.S. military. We can't build any more Raptors, but we can use Air Force jets as sky taxis for politicians who consider themselves too important to fly commercial." :mad: :mad: :mad: --Investor's Business Daily




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