A second contract to manufacture 13 Su-57 fighter jets for the Russian Aerospace Forces is to be signed in 2020, TASS reported on January 16 citing a source in Russia’s aircraft-making industry.
“In 2020, we plan to sign the second contract to manufacture and deliver 13 Su-57 fighter jets, some of them equipped with the second-stage engines,” he said. “The preliminary timeframe for the new contract is five years.”
A first Su-57 contract was signed in 2018. It envisages the delivery of two Su-57 jets in 2019-2020.
“In line with the contract signed in 2018, one serial Su-57 jet with first-stage engines will be delivered to the Aerospace Forces this year, the other aircraft featuring the same type of engine – in 2020,” the source said.
According to TASS, the fighter jet’s manufacturer, the United Aircraft Corporation, refrained from commenting on the report.