Given that PAK-FA actually deliver it promises it is superior even to F-22 in a very important detail: it would have a 2 seater version.
Simply put, according to actual Nato doctrine , no A2G mission without 2-seater in the pack, as show in Lybia.
Considering the aircraft were developed for two different roles it's rather unfair to compare the two. It remains to be seen if the PAK-FA will deliver or not as all we have seen so far are a few prototypes without radars and have not to my knowledge conducted any weapons tests as of yet.
Russia Must Build Two Variants of 5G Fighter - Rogozin | Defense | RIA Novosti
Russian aircraft manufacturers must develop at least two competitive prototypes of a fifth-generation fighter jet, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.
“Two variants of the future fighter jet must be developed to encourage competition,” Rogozin said at a meeting with Russian lawmakers.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the future fighter must possess all technical characteristics of a fifth-generation fighter, including elements of stealth technology, supersonic cruising speed, highly-integrated avionics, electronics and fire-control systems.
The existing T-50 prototype, developed under the program PAK FA (Future Aviation System for Tactical Air Force) at the Sukhoi aircraft design bureau, made its maiden flight in Russia’s Far East in January 2010 and made its first public appearance at the MAKS-2011 air show near Moscow on August 17, 2011.
There are currently three fifth-generation T-50 fighters in tests, and a total number of 14 aircraft is planned for test flights by 2015.
The T-50 is expected to enter service in 2016 and gradually replace MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker fighter jets in the Russian Air Force.
So, i've been following the Su-T50's development for quite some time now and still, i am left with some questions. Perhaps this is also a good time to bump this thread alive again.
^ Those boxes with what seems to me camera's, are part of the 101 KS family. Picture says they are called; "Stantsir 101 KS-U" Or just KS-U.
Can anyone enlighten me what they exactly are? Are they a Russian equivelant of DAS or are they just fancy optical MAW's?
^ That is the KS-B. The "OLS-50". Is there any info available that might hint at how it might perform?
3: What is the datalink and its device called? US/NATO has Link-16, what has Russia?
So don't expect much of the answers. UOMZ still classifies Su-27 derivatives subsystems, and you want to know something about next gen.
I dun goofed up with that.It is KS-V. "B" = V in Slavic.
I guess i can just use the OLS-35M specs and add 25 to 40% better specs then. Bummer about no one knowing the name of the datalink that the Su-T50 will use.Again, not much information is known so far. I guess the best one can do is to compare with OLS for Su-35S. No idea on what the datalink will be called. Not much to go on, i know.
The most secretive part by faaaar is weapons for PAK FA. However, electronic systems comes close second. It is however surprising how open they have been regarding radar information. I can't imagine they were that open with AN/APG-77 way back in early 90's.
Btw, UOMZ kinda screwed up their systems on MiG-35 and Su-35S, and they were kicked from the later. Not sure if OLS is still UOMZ one on MiG-35, but lots of original intended stuff for MiG-35 is missing. Maybe Akril can fill us up on that?
Yes the weapons are the most secret,but not only.the second stage engine is shrunk in mistery,we dont know even how the nozzles would look like.
Original one was by UOMZ, this one:
Later as seen on 902 (later) and serial ones:
Su-35S page on KnAAPO was changed a bit back with pic of the new OLS:
Notice size difference between them. UOMZ was showed on this year MAKS, but i can't recall seeing the "real" one.