Friday, June 18, 2010

Russia's PAKFA be '3 Times Cheaper Than Foreign Analogs'

Russia's fifth generation fighter will be about three times as cheap as its foreign analog, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.He observed the test flight of a prototype fighter and later talked to the pilot, Sergei Bogdan."It will be a machine superior to our main competitor, the F-22, in maneuverability, armament and range," Putin said."Also in morale," the pilot added."Above all else," Putin said smiling.

2 comments:

F22 has a fly-away cost of roughly $170 million.

"3 times cheaper" means $57 million per copy for PAK FA.

That's just an ad claim. $70-80 million/copy sounds more realistic.

Along the same line, PAK FA flight presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5t6R9faLf8

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