Friday, February 09, 2007

Bangalore: The draft of the India-Russia multi-billion dollar programme for the PAK-FA fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft is in its final stages and will be concluded by this summer. The US would give a presentation of its fifth generation F-35 aircraft to New Delhi in a couple of months.
The PAK-FA project which stands for Perspective (Future) Aviation Komplex for Frontline Aviation in Russia is a heavy aircraft modeled on BrahMos, which was proposed by Sukhoi to the Russian Defence Ministry in 2002 for the programme, and was officially approved by the ministry in the same year.
Alexsey A Poveshchenko, advisor to Director General of the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company, today said here that fourth generation fighter aircraft have been in service for around 30 years, so it was expected of the fifth generation fighters to be around for 40-45 years, keeping their capability and heavy tonnage in mind.
The first prototype of the eight ton aircraft designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, jointly developed by both countries will fly in 2009.
Poveshchenko further elaborated that it will be a 50-50 partnership between both the nations and the joint venture would include research, development and production, though it is still not clear, who will do what and how much.
09/02/07 Suman Sharma/, US

Labels: , , , , ,

To read the news in full | PermaLink
                        Aero India 2009 News >>>

Aero India 2009 News


Powered by Blogger

© 2006 Aero India 2007 News | Blogger Templates by GeckoandFly.