PAK FA aircraft to have latest missiles

The Tactical Missiles Corporation (TRV) is concluding tests on the Kh-58USHK missile designed to equip the PAK FA, also known as the 5th generation fighter or the T-50.

The Tactical Missiles Corporation (TRV) is concluding tests on the Kh-58USHK missile designed to equip the PAK FA, also known as the 5th generation fighter or the T-50.

“This is absolutely the newest product that has nothing in common with the old X-58, apart from the index: it is half the size of the X-58, and it is equipped with a completely different homing,” TRV Chief Executive Boris Obnosov told TASS. “We are completing the state tests for it just now, and this includes test launches of the T-50 experimental aircrafts.”

He added that the PAK FA “is the only Russian platform, equipped with an anti-radar missile with an internal fuselage placement.” However, it can be mounted on the external hard points, according to Obnosov.

The corporation also continues to work successfully on the X-74m2 – another new missile, “designed to equip the T-50 fighter in the first stage,” he said.  “The PAK FA will have completely new weapons” Obnosov added. “Here, we are only presenting some of our new rockets.”

First published in Russian by VPK News.

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