Russia to Test Aircraft Cannon for 5G Fighter in 2015
The aircraft cannon designed for the Russian fifth-generation T-50 fighter (PAK FA) is planned to be tested this year. This information was furnished by the press service of the Instrument Design Bureau named after A.G. Shipunov.
“In 2014, we have conducted flight tests of the modernized 9A1-4071K rapid-firing aircraft cannon on the Su-27SM. After completion of the trials in 2015, we plan to carry out development work for testing this cannon on the fifth-generation T-50 fighter,” the press service informed, adding that the state contract and technical assignment are being drawn up at the moment.
It should be noted that the T-50 or PAK FA, which will make up the core of Russia’s future fighter fleet, is a multirole warplane featuring stealth technology, super-maneuverability, super-cruise capability, and advanced avionics including. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, the T-50 fighter jets are expected to enter service with the Air Force in 2016.