Stealth Jets. Now in Russian!

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Air superiority hasn’t been top news in a while. But Russia’s got a nifty new stealth fighter jet they’re showing off. Video after the jump.

The Sukhoi T-50 was created jointly between Russia and India, and seems to be aimed at rivaling the United States’ F-22 Raptor. The proposed feature list looks pretty impressive:

  • All-weather flight
  • Ability to use a take-off strip of just 300-400 meters
  • In-flight refueling capable
  • Advanced avionics
  • Simultaneous attacks on air and ground targets.
  • Minimal radar cross-section

But not everyone is raving over it. Military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer only said, “It’s just a prototype lacking new engines and a new radar.” No specifications out yet, and we’ll have to wait on a few more flights to see how it really handles.

[BBC]

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