sepheronx wrote:magnumcromagnon wrote:higurashihougi wrote:Western media doesn't waste a change to say bad things about T-50.
...You got to love how it comes with the cliche'd 'Kremlin' and 'Putin', like the Ministry of Defense and Sergey Shoygu, and or the VVS and Viktor Bondarev don't exist or have a say in the matter lol!
Not to mention they failed to mention that even if initial batch will be 12 rather than 50, the final amount will still be the same, so they extended the deadline per se rather than dropping the numbers being produced. So they will still end up with the 200 - 250 that they are initially wanting. And they will start production next year.
It's standard procedure that the MOD requires a sample size of military systems that they will use to engage in their own trials, and determine if the system in question is adequate, if it needs improvement and or if they want to ask for something more capable before going in to mass production. The article is garbage, it jumps to conclusions without actually engaging in any serious investigative journalism, and they don't even delve into questions about mode of operations, standard of procedure regarding Soviet/Russian procurement of weapon systems going in to service.