In a press-service of the Ministry of industry and trade said that the fifth generation fighter, the SU-57 undertook the first flight with the engine of the second stage. According to the Ministry, the tests were performed normally. Piloting a fighter was a Hero of Russia, chief pilot of the company «Sukhoi» Sergey Bogdanov. The first flight was a duration of 17 minutes.
According to the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov, this experience shows the high potential of the Russian aircraft, which can create a highly intelligent advanced systems.
Su-57 (T-50) is a fifth-generation aircraft. It is equipped with new avionics and promising radar with a phased antenna array.
As said Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov, the serial production of the PAK DA will begin in 2028-2029.