max steel wrote:PAK FA with the Type 30 engine will fly in 2017 according to Lenta.
However, Pogosyan had stated that Type 30 will only be available in 2019.
Read somewhere that the Type 30 engine is in bench testing.Dunno if it has progresed over to a flying labarotory yet?
First two experimental examples of the Second Stage engines to be ready this year.
w/o even going into the more contested issues of PAK-FA vs F-22, or Su-35 vs Eurofighter & Rafale F3; there are more than enough things here that are absolutely ridiculous.
Su-35 being less capable than the Gripen NG? Seriously, the Su-35 less capable than a delta-wing design 1-engine fighter?
F-35 on par with the PAK-FA? And costing less to operate? With all of its rotating engine assemblies and VTOL capabilities?
SAAB is under some serious, serious delusions.
I would certainly be the first to admit though that the Gripen series looks like excellent value for money though and deserves more orders than it gets.