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July 21, 2017, 7:28 AM

Russia’s MAKS Show Highlights T-50 PAKFA Progress

The fifth-generation fighter is cleared for limited production; new UAVs and helicopters were on display

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Nov 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM
Engine costs are excluded from totals given by program officials.
Nov 25, 2014 - 7:28 AM
Reliability of indigenous fighter powerplants remains questionable.
President Obama announces resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Nov 24, 2014 - 1:57 PM
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation after less than two years in the post.
Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM
The aircraft will replace 14 (K)C-135FR tankers in the French air force from 2018, at a rate of one or two per year.
Nov 21, 2014 - 8:10 AM
The latest missile bears a close resemblance to the Indian-Russian BrahMos missile.
Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM
Program officials are hoping that the move will boost the type’s flagging export prospects.
Nov 19, 2014 - 9:28 AM
The nation’s air force intends to eventually replace all three of its existing combat aircraft with the Swedish jet.
Xi’an Aircraft Works Y-20
Nov 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM
The aircraft appeared at the show in PLAAF livery, and the service is expected to be the primary customer.
Nov 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM
In its Zhuhai display, the FC-31 appeared to bleed too much energy and the pilot had a hard time keeping the nose up during turns and other maneuvers.
J-31
Nov 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The significant increase in military systems on display has boosted the biennial event.