There is no new 5th gen Aircraft that is funded , so dont expect to see any.
Correction... there is no new 5th gen aircraft CURRENTLY funded.
Look again at Viktors post above on the previous page (post number 22.)
Let me quote:
The second task is to develop a relatively simple and inexpensive combat aviation complex, or a «light» fighter plane that would be able to effectively compete with F-35.
A simple inexpensive light fighter plane to compete with the F-35. To compete it would need to be 5th generation if they are starting development so late...
The demands of CAS and to compete with F-35 are simply not compatible. They are talking about different aircraft.
The fundamental flaw in the F-35 was the combination of requirements that have ruined it. If they had separated the VSTOL capability from the design it would have been much cheaper and simpler to make. The requirements for VSTOL have led to an aircraft that is overweight... just as making it VSTOL would have ruined the aircraft later developed into the Su-24. The swing wing solution still had weight penalties but resulted in a better aircraft than any fixed wing design of the time, and much better than any lift jet options of the time too.
The only 5th gen aircraft funded is the new ground attack aircraft , its officially called "promising ground attack aircraft" (PSSH)"
There is no way this new CAS will actually be stealthy... it will have stealth features, but it will not be supersonic or stealthy... there is no need for either.
It will have stealth and is optimised from ground attack and twin seater from from startup.
A CAS will benefit from having two seats in my opinion but this aircraft will be a dedicated CAS and not a fighter.
I think thats good enough for that as in secondary role the new aircraft can also do air defence role.
They already rejected the Su-39 with air to air capability... and a subsonic aircraft can only have a limited role in air to air. A supersonic design would make it less useful in the CAS role.
We need to see if its subsonic or supersonic but i would bet it will be supersonic.
Supersonic would be necessary for light fighter, but counter productive for the CAS role.
They already have a good aircraft for Air Defence Role in PAK-FA and now they need a optimised ground attack aircraft and PSSH it is the one they are funding.
Not really. They already have the Su-34 for the long range supersonic strike role, what they need is a replacement for the Su-25... and that doesn't need supersonic flight performance.
In 2020 they should have about 160 PAK FAs, perhaps 100 Su-35s and about 200 Su-34s and perhaps 60 Mig-31s with upgrades. They will likely have a hundred Su-30s and Su-27SMs as well, but their Mig-29s will be getting long in the tooth and in need of replacement. They might introduce a replacement for the Mig-31 or perhaps a specialised model of the PAK FA, but either way they will likely buy another 100 odd PAK FAs and then they will start looking for a new lighter cheaper stealth fighter to replace the old 4th gen fighters.
It will need to be smaller and cheaper than the PAK FA so that for every PAF FA they can buy 4-5 LMFs.
They can't afford to make enough PAK FAs to defend all of Russia so the purpose of the LMF is as a numbers aircraft. The PAK DA will start replacing the Bear and Blackjack and Backfire from 2025 and perhaps there will be an interceptor version too that could replace the Mig-31... or an enlarged PAK FA could be adapted to the role.
Any way you cut it they are in the same boat as the US... they can't afford enough F-22/PAK FAs to just have one fighter. The advantage the Russians have is the experience of the F-35.
By trying to make the new light fighter able to replace F-16s, F-18s, and AV-8s and A-10s they produced a compromised design that is expensive and will likely not be that great in any role it is used for.
The clear lesson is to make the LMF a replacement for the Mig-29 and the shorter range missions of the Su-27 family and leave the longer range stuff for the PAK FA. They can make the LMF more multi role than the in service Mig-29 was and make it a swing fighter bomber which will also make it more attractive on the export market too.
Check the russian version of news what Zelin said the english news are not properly translated
That article is talking about the Su-25SM and its CAS replacement that is due in 2020.
The article Viktor posted... ie:
Talks about the period after 2020 and the lack of a light 5th gen fighter to compete on the international market against the F-35. It is talking about a light fighter... not a ground support aircraft... ie it means more of a Mig-21 swing role aircraft rather than a dedicated shturmovik or CAS aircraft.
With Sukhoi making the PAK FA and the Su-34 and this new CAS replacement for the Su-25 I really can't see them also developing a light 5th gen fighter aircraft... and to be honest I really wouldn't trust them with the PAK DA program either... though there has been talk they will get it... I would prefer to see a Tu in front of the new bombers name. Tupolev might not be in great shape, but perhaps that is because they have been abandoned...
the solution should be to give them something to get their teeth into rather than abandoning them... if you keep cutting branches off a tree and only favour one or two branches the tree will lose its balance and collapse.