Tag: fifth-generation

9th Prototype Of The PAK FA Flew Into The Air

Reading Time: 1 minute In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the 9th prototype of a fifth-generation fighter T-50 (T-50-9), created as part of the program of the advanced aviation complex of front-line aviation (PAK FA), was launched into the air, Lenta.ru reported with ref to a source in Russian military structures. Ground tests of aircraft equipment began in autumn 2016. “The new fighter […]

South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Given recent North Korean provocations, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force is considering purchasing 20 additional fifth-generation stealth multirole Joint Strike Fighter F-35As—the aircraft’s conventional takeoff and landing variant—in order to boost its air combat capabilities in the event of war with North Korea, according to senior ROK defense officials. The expansion of ROK […]