The Russo-Indo 5th Generation Fighter




 
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September 27th, 2004  
Xion
 

Topic: The Russo-Indo 5th Generation Fighter


Pic of what might be the Russo-Indo 5th Generation Fighter




Features-

(1) Oblong mainframe.

(2) One engine.

(3) Delta Wings.

(4) Live Canards.

A decision on joint manufacture of a fifth-generation combat aircraft was also taken at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation. Commenting on the decisions taken at the meeting of the commission, Klebanov noted that all the projects of cooperation between Russia and India till the year 2010 were clearly set forth in the final protocol, and new projects in the sphere of armoured vehicles had appeared. As the Vice-Premier said, new contracts on deliveries of arms in the fields of the Navy and air defence to India will be concluded in the immediate future. In particular, Russia will submit to India a project of building a whole complex of air defence installations.

http://www.india.mid.ru/india/relat23.html


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Concept Design for Fifth Generation Fighter to Be Given to Customer at End of this Year

The fifth generation fighter concept design, as is provided for by the timetable, will be given to the customer Russia's defense ministry at the end of this year, the general director of the Sukhoy company, Mikhail Pogosyan, announced at a press conference at the Farnborough-2004 salon.

According to him, further periods for work on the program will be determined by the customer after examination of the results of the concept stage of the design. Moreover, further periods for realization of the program two a great degree will depend on how preparation of the state arms program for the period 20062015 goes, which will specify the priorities of the state defense order for the coming 10 years, including the fifth generation fighter.

Touching on the realization of the Sukhoy company's military programs as a whole, M. Pogosyan noted the program for upgrade of Su-30 airplanes "which has not been completed in its development, but it is growing steadily." A second trend, which is supposed to provide maintenance of Sukhoy's position in the marketplace in the period from 2006 and until the appearance of the fifth generation airplane is the Su-35 program. This program is supposed to integrate to a significant degree those technologies which are being perfected in the process of work on the fifth generation fighter.

One more trend, according to M. Pogosyan, is work on guaranteeing the requirements of the Russian Federation defense ministry. This, firstly, is the upgrade of operational Su-27, Su-24 and Su-25 airplanes in the Russian air force inventory. The first deliveries of upgraded aircraft for the Russian Federation air force began last year. The second priority program being realized in the interests of the ministry of defense is the Su-32 program. This is a strike complex which is intended for the resolution of a whole spectrum of missions connected with the destruction of ground and surface targets and also aerial combat.

As M. Pogosyan noted, the Sukhoy company is devoting serious attention also to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles.

"Such a broad range of directions of operations on the military theme are connected with the company's diversification strategy which is directed to a maximum degree at meeting market demands and reacting flexibly to those changes that occur in the worldwide marketplace for military aviation equipment," M. Pogosyan concluded.
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September 27th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
good news
September 27th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
One engine is NOT a good thing. Two Vulcan rounds to the back of the aircraft will DESTROY the whole aircraft. Come on, now.
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September 27th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
One engine is NOT a good thing. Two Vulcan rounds to the back of the aircraft will DESTROY the whole aircraft. Come on, now.
F-16?
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Here's my note: you get what you pay for. If it's cheap, there's a reason it's cheap, and you'll probably find out at the worst possible moment.
September 27th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Here's my note: you get what you pay for. If it's cheap, there's a reason it's cheap, and you'll probably find out at the worst possible moment.
so the F22 is cheap?
it was cheaper than the YF23 yet it was chosen.
or the F18 that was cheaper than the F14 wasnt it?
cheap deosnt necesarilly mean bad.
look at the spitfire or hawker very good aircraft yet very cheap.
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Actually.. who knows the F-22 may have been chosen because it was cheaper.
And we mean competent designs. There are designs that are expensive and crap. But rarely is there something that's cheap and still top class.

Quote:
Originally Posted by devilwasp
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Here's my note: you get what you pay for. If it's cheap, there's a reason it's cheap, and you'll probably find out at the worst possible moment.
so the F22 is cheap?
it was cheaper than the YF23 yet it was chosen.
or the F18 that was cheaper than the F14 wasnt it?
cheap deosnt necesarilly mean bad.
look at the spitfire or hawker very good aircraft yet very cheap.
October 30th, 2004  
rajkhalsa
 
That might be a design for the PAK-FA Indo-Russian jet. The plane looks to be loosely derived from a Su-30/S-37 airframe, as was speculated. Where did you get this picture from? :P

I think though it is generally stated that both the PAK-FA and India's MCA (Medium Combat Aircraft) jet are both to be two-engined a/c, with 3-D TVC. Interesting that the PAK-FA shown in the pic has canards. The MCA is to use a cranked delta wing similar to the Tejas (LCA), so that no canards are necessary.

Here's a very speculative drawing of the MCA. Note the tailless configuraion and twin engines. Both features are confirmed features of the MCA: