Five machines in Russia is only 0.5 square meters of radar cross section radar is hard to find
T-50 radar cross section of only 0.5 square meters
Xinhua Mumbai, January 5 (Reporter Nie Yun) developed by the Russian company Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter T-50 prototype in the next few weeks of the first test flight. 5 said, according to Indian media, followed by India and Russia will jointly complete the development and large-scale aircraft construction, and supply to the two air forces.
India “commercial banner” 5 quoted Indian Defense Ministry sources as saying that India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Russian United Aircraft soon signed a contract, cooperation will be the first for the Indian Air Force and the Russian military were built 250 T-50 aircraft.
report quoted a senior Indian Defense Ministry official as saying, T-50 total R & D investment will reach 8 billion to 10 billion U.S. dollars, shared by these two companies. Each aircraft is expected in the future cost of up to nearly $ 100 million.
Indian Defense Ministry official said the Indian Air Force fleet of the most advanced Russian-made Su-30 fighter radar cross section of about 20 square meters, while the T-50 radar cross section of only 0.5 square meters. difficult to detect enemy air defense radar, “called the real stealth fighter.” T-50 to the outside world can challenge the United States as a fifth-generation fighter – F-22 “Raptor” a new fighter.
According to Indian media about the Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype in the development process have encountered financial problems. In 2007, Russia and India signed an intergovernmental agreement to jointly develop T-50 aircraft, but until recently the two sides co-development contract to finalize the details.