Su-57 FGFA developments

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - World Aviation & Defence News -

Rus­sia had re­port­edly de­ployed two ex­am­ples of its Su-57 fifth­gen­er­a­tion fight­ers to Hmeymim Air Base in Syria’s Latakia prov­ince. The two stealth fight­ers were es­corted by a Su-30SM but de­parted three days later and it is un­clear whether the de­ploy­ment was re­lated to on-go­ing tests and eval­u­a­tion of the air­craft. Ear­lier, Rus­sia’s Deputy De­fence Min­is­ter Yuri Borisov an­nounced that the Su-57 had com­pleted its first stage of flight ac­cep­tance tests, be­ing flown by con­trac­tor test pi­lots and that the de­fence min­istry

was close to sign­ing a con­tract for a pre-pro­duc­tion batch of 12 Su-57s. Nine fly­ing pro­to­types are cur­rently un­der­go­ing tests and the first two pre-pro­duc­tion air­craft could en­ter VKS ser­vice next year, ac­cord­ing to Borisov.

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