The Sukhoi Su-57 PAKFA fifth-generation fighter jet has flown with a production-standard engine for the first time, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation announced in a statement on December 5. According to the statement, the Su-57 flew for 17 minutes “in accordance with the conditions of the flight assignment.”
The Su-57 conducted its maiden flight in 2010. Currently, nine Su-57 are undergoing state trials. The fighter jet serial production is expected to be launched in 2018.