Russian Defense Ministry Publishes First Flight Footage of T-50 5th Generation Jet (Video)

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The Russian Defense Ministry has published online the first footage of the newest Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter.

Russian Defense Ministry Publishes First Flight Footage of T-50 5th Generation Jet (Video)

Photo: Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich

A video, showing the newest Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter (Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation or PAK FA) has been published online by the Russian Defense Ministry for the Russian Aerospace Force Day.

The MiG-29KUB naval fighter, the Tu-95 strategic bomber, the Su-35S fighter, the Yak-130 advanced jet trainer, the Su-33 naval fighter, as well as the Russkiye Vityazi (the Russian Knights) and the Strizhi (the Swifts) aerobatic performance teams took part in the aerial shooting for the video.

The footage of the T-50, the Su35 and the Mig-29KUB newest fighters were recorded from the ramp of the Antonov An-12 military transport aircraft by air video operator Pavel Novikov in the south of Russia this year.

Russia is currently testing the fifth generation fighter PAK FA, also known as T-50, which made his first flight in 2011. The completion of its official tests is scheduled for 2016; the serial deliveries of this aircraft to the troops are planned to be started in 2018.

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