Russia’s First Stealth Fighter Makes Maiden Flight

February 3, 2010

MILITARY

Dunno, reminds me of an F-22 and an F-35 a lot… F-35 (JSF) video below, the article is about T-50.   Angella

MOSCOW – Russia’s first stealth fighter intended to match the latest U.S. design made its maiden flight Friday, boosting the country’s efforts to modernize its rusting Soviet-built arsenals and retain its lucrative export market.

The Sukhoi T-50’s flight comes nearly two decades after the first prototype of the U.S. F-22 Raptor took to the air, and Russian officials said it will take another five years for the new jet to enter service. Still, the flight marked a major step in Russia’s efforts to burnish the Russian T-50 Stealth Fighterfaded glory of its aviation industries and strengthen a beleaguered military.

The sleek twin-engined jet closely resembling the Raptor flew for 47-minutes from an airfield at Sukhoi’s production plant in the Far Eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur on Friday. Development of the so-called fifth-generation fighter has been veiled in secrecy and no images of it had been released before the flight.

For the rest of the article, click on the following link:   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100129/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_stealth_fighter;_ylt=Aj_uG7sEJmTqxDjRPUQ1qpl0fNdF

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