Russia Pulls Its Stealth Fighter Back From the Brink
Russian and Indian negotiators have bargained down the price for the Indo-Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — which is being developed from the Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA. The two sides have agreed cut the price of the development from $12 billion to roughly $8 billion, saving the joint project from... Read more
Holy Shit, Russia’s Stealth Fighter Can Fly!
Look, it’s no secret that Russia’s T-50 stealth fighter is in trouble. The Kremlin can barely afford the program and may never buy more than a few dozen copies of the twin-engine warplane, relying instead on upgraded Sukhoi Flankers. India, Russia’s partner in developing the T-50, is unhappy about... Read more
Russia’s Stealth Fighter Is in Serious Trouble
Just a short time ago, Russia planned to have 52 advanced T-50 stealth fighters by the end of the decade. At least, that was the plan. Now the T-50 program appears to be in serious trouble, and Russia may cut back the fighters to a fraction of the planned... Read more
The Indians HATE Their New Russian-Made Stealth Fighter
Russia’s new T-50 stealth fighter is fast, maneuverable, heavily-armed and hard to detect on radar. In theory. But according to Indian air force officials, in practice the Sukhoi-made stealth jet is also too expensive, poorly engineered and powered by old and unreliable engines. The Indians’ complaints illustrate the yawning... Read more
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