Russian Air Force to acquire more than ten 5th generation T-50 fighter jets

The Russian Aerospace Forces are planning to acquire a squadron of the latest T-50 (PAK FA) fighters, as reported by Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces in an interview for the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.

“We don’t need a party of two or three machines, but much more. We want to acquire enough planes to make up a squadron. And then gradually bring the number of these planes to what is required, and in so doing, to achieve a new level of quality,” Bondarev said. In the Aerospace Forces, a squadron consists of 12 planes.

The first flight of the fifth-generation T-50 fighter took place in 2010. It was reported previously that the serial production of the T-50 would start in 2017, and it would join the armament of the Russian Aerospace Forces. According to the new information, plans are for the first testing phase to be completed in 2018.

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