The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract to receive the first batch of 12 Su-57 stealth fighter jets, Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko told media in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
The warplanes are set to be delivered to the Russian military in 2019.
Acording to reports, Su-57 jets is expected to eventually replace Su-27 multipurpose fighters in the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Su-57 made its maiden flight in 2010.
The fighter jet could come into service in 2019, CEO of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar stated on June 29.