First Production Russian Air Force Su-35S Fighter Jet Begins Flight Test

Released on Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Moscow, May 3. Sukhoi has started flight tests of the first serial multipurpose fighter Su-35s. The plane took off from an airfield Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association Yuri Gagarin (KnAAPO). Within a half hours were worked out different modes of propulsion and integrated management system. Test the performance of stability and controllability of the airplane. Remarks on the operation of engines, systems and equipment was not. Piloted aircraft distinguished test pilot of the Russian Federation Sergey Bogdan. It was he who on Feb. 19, 2009 i picked up in the air first flight model of the Su-35. After completion of factory tests the machine will be transferred to the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Currently, the company Sukhoi has successfully completed preliminary tests Su-35/Su-35S, during which were fully confirmed by the established technical requirements of the main characteristics of the onboard equipment, fully tested stability and controllability characteristics, characteristics of the power plant, the navigation system. In 2011, flight tests fighter significantly intensified by connecting them additional aircraft. Su-35/Su-35S presented for joint public-test (ICG). The first step in the framework of the state joint tests fighter will receive custody of the customer - the Russian Air Force - the aircraft under the basic requirements in order to its delivery at the front of the Air Force.

Su-35 - is deeply modernized maneuverable multifunctional fighter generation "4 + +". It uses a fifth-generation technology, providing superior fighter of the same class. Distinctive features of the aircraft are new avionics based on digital information management system that integrates systems avionics, a new radar station (radar) with a phased array with long-range detection of air targets with an increased number of simultaneously tracked and engaged targets (support 30 and the attack in August air targets, as well as support for 4 and 2 attack ground targets), the new engines with increased thrust and turning thrust vector. Able to carry guided air attack (TSA), anti-radar, anti-ship, general purpose, guided aerial bombs (KAB), as well as the unmanaged ASP. Radar visibility fighter planes compared with the fourth generation is reduced by several times due to an electrically conductive coating canopy, causing radar absorbing coatings and reduced the number of speakers sensors. Life of the aircraft - 6 thousand flight hours, service life - 30 years of operation, the designated life of the engine with controlled nozzle - 4 thousand hours.

Source: In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, began flight tests of the first batch of Su-35s

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