Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Russian Air Force to Buy Over 60 Fifth-Generation PAK FA Fighters

The Russian Air Force will receive more than 60 fifth-generation fighters from 2015-16, the force commander said on Tuesday."The Air Force will start taking delivery [of fifth-generation fighters] in 2015-16. The preliminary number is over 60," Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said.He also said the first batch of new fighters would be provided with older, "non-fifth" generation engines.In mid-June Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin observed the 16th test flight of a prototype fighter.

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