Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter Will Debut At Moscow Air Show

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T-50. © RIA Novosti. Aleksei Druzhinin

Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter To Make First Public Flight At Moscow Air Show — RIA Novosti

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation fighter, also known as PAK-FA, will perform its first public flight at the MAKS-2011 air show near Moscow in August, Nikolai Zanegin, Deputy General Director of Russia’s Aviasalon company, said on Wednesday.

“Numerous visitors will see the fifth-generation fighter in the sky for the first time ever at the air show,” Zanegin said in an interview with Russian magazine National Defense.

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Update: Sukhoi T-50 PAKFA Public Debut Planned for MAKS 2011 in August — Defense Update

My Comment: The Russian public will now get the chance to see the fighter for the first time …. as well as aviation experts, intelligence agencies, defense contractors who are competitors, and potential future customers.

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