Rus News Journal

Vladimir Putin has participated in tests of a new fighter

Prime minister Vladimir Putin yesterday has visited situated near Moscow naukograd Zhukovsky where has examined the Central aerohydrodynamic institute and has familiarised with a course of tests of a fighter of fifth generation T - 50 (an aviation complex of front aircraft which combines functions of the shock plane and a fighter). According to Vladimir Putin, at the first stage for fighter creation it has been allocated 30 mlrd rbl., as much it is required on end of works. Thus the Russian fighter as the prime minister has underlined, will be in 2,5 - 3 times more cheaply foreign analogues and will serve 30 - 35 years taking into account modernisation. it will be the car, which will surpass our basic competitor - F - 22 (the American fighter of the fifth generation) in manoeuvrability, arms and range - mister Putin has told. After short conversation with test pilot Sergey Bogdanom which made yesterday`s departures, the prime minister has risen in a plane cabin. There the pilot has started to explain to Vladimir Putin features of the car, on what the prime minister has informed: I know, I flied . ITAR - TASS