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hmmm. The sillouhette kinda reminds me of Yak-41M
 

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If its neither a mig-41 or PAKDA(obviously not for both), LMFS or Rostec's 5th gen design, or new engine/radar prototype(air to ground weapons as well) presentations than I hope KB Arsenal will save the airshow with what they disclosed as a proposal 2 days ago.
 
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The question is: Will it be already a true prototype or just a mock up?

Huh, zero chance of a real prototype IMO.....I don't even expect a full mockup though I am prepared to be wrong.

The real question is does this have Russian MOD funding or has Rostec assured state backup, without either I don't see this going too far.
 

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Yeah.. looking forward for 20th.

BTW the Indian patch looks interesting XD.

Wrong heraldry for an IAF squadron badge, that would have the 3 lion Ashoka symbol, not the Crown, which implies a Commonwealth country.
 

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Argentina?!
Yes, as one of potential customers.

Gonna have to be cheap then, considering the state of the Argentine economy - inflation hit 48.8% in May.
It'll be cheap or it's failed right from the start. That's why i sincerely hope it will be a true conceptual successor of the great MiG-21...finally. A single-izd.30 Frontline Fighter Jet.
 

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"In Russia, work is underway to create a new platform for operational tactical aviation, after which a new light front-line fighter should appear. This information was commented by Victor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine. 66-year-old reserve colonel, member of the Expert Council of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, expert of the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs and the Izborsk Club RIA News "that in his opinion this fighter should become single-engine and be located in the export niche between the MiG-35 and Yak-130 to enhance competition in the world market."
"At the same time, at the end of 2019, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) informed the agency that a new export version of the MiG-35 fighter with an updated cockpit was being created. The export version will have a different glider geometry and an updated version of the airborne radar equipment. At the same time, the MiG corporation placed an order worth 4 million rubles on the “aerodynamic calculation of a light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft” on the government procurement portal. Implementation of the project is scheduled for the period 2020-2025." Written April 16, 2020


According to the article, the options could be:
1. Front-line single engine fighter between a MiG-35 and Yak-130 for export
2. UAC export and upgraded version of the MiG-35
3. MiG light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft (least likely if implemented just last year)

Just food for thought. We'll all know next week.
 
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"In Russia, work is underway to create a new platform for operational tactical aviation, after which a new light front-line fighter should appear. This information was commented by Victor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine. 66-year-old reserve colonel, member of the Expert Council of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, expert of the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs and the Izborsk Club RIA News "that in his opinion this fighter should become single-engine and be located in the export niche between the MiG-35 and Yak-130 to enhance competition in the world market."
"At the same time, at the end of 2019, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) informed the agency that a new export version of the MiG-35 fighter with an updated cockpit was being created. The export version will have a different glider geometry and an updated version of the airborne radar equipment. At the same time, the MiG corporation placed an order worth 4 million rubles on the “aerodynamic calculation of a light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft” on the government procurement portal. Implementation of the project is scheduled for the period 2020-2025." Written April 16, 2020


According to the article, the options could be:
1. Front-line single engine fighter between a MiG-35 and Yak-130 for export
2. UAC export and upgraded version of the MiG-35
3. MiG light multi-functional front-line twin-engine aircraft (least likely if implemented just last year)

Just food for thought. We'll all know next week.

I hope that it is a twin engined light fighter, sort of a MiG-29 for the fifth generation.
 

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So, judging by the MAKS exposition scheme, this is Sukhoi's baby. "Sukhoi LTS" — Sukhoi' Light Tactical Airplane.

Well, now i'm 99,9% sure it is a single-izd.30 fighter plane. Very affordable and pretty capable to kick some ****.

Damn, i still cannot believe it — my favorite fighter-jet of all time has reincarnated! At last!
 

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Damn they are being bold with that advertisement. Trying to show the world's fighter pilots looking in amazement of the machine. Sukhoi better live up the hype. Damn I know it is messed up but I want to see the fighter race come alive again. Let's see NGAD and our new light fighter project leap ahead of the competition! Still I have a soft spot for ruskies and their equipment. Hope they make a great little fighter.
 

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If nothing else MAKS will be the big show this summer.

Has anyone even noticed Farnborough is happening (virtually) right now?!
Technically its not a Farnborough Show as the delayed show from last year has been cancelled. Instead we have FIA Connect, a digital trade event which sounds like death by Zoom and PowerPoint without any excitement at all.
Anything that proclaims "insight driven events" probably means a self-congratulatory spiel snooze fest.

I must confess some excitement too, I know it will look 95% like every other boring F-35-esque 5th Gen but having four or five new fighter programmes around the world feels a bit like the early 1990s all over again.
 

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Anything that proclaims "insight driven events" probably means a self-congratulatory spiel snooze fest.

"In a keynote opening the event, Secretary of State for Business Kwasi Kwarteng promised to make the UK the world’s leading hub for green aviation research and investment.

Tomorrow’s busy agenda features a session on returning to the skies, featuring IATA’s Willie Walsh, a panel on future propulsion, with representatives from the big engine companies, and a chief technology officer roundtable looking at sustainability.

Also appearing on that first session is Nino Judge, founder and chief executive of start-up airline Flypop, who has been telling us about his “unique” business model for connecting the UK’s “Indian diaspora” with secondary cities in that country. "
 

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Argentina?!
Yes, as one of potential customers.

Gonna have to be cheap then, considering the state of the Argentine economy - inflation hit 48.8% in May.
If other countries partner up with russia on this, i could see argentina considering 12 units, but im skeptical about it (although the fighter jet purchase is being considered/delayed/considered again...we'll see).
 

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So technically speaking this aircraft is like their proposed aircraft carriers and Lider class destroyers?
 

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So technically speaking this aircraft is like their proposed aircraft carriers and Lider class destroyers?

I wouldn't say so, a lot of nations might be eyeballing this new aircraft (not that much for the carriers), for actual need of a modern fighter with some stealth capability?, although it they don't get partners for it...yeah, its going to be that, just a proposal.

If it is a single engine design its going to be an interesting change, maybe a more affordable option when compared to the SU-27 series and Mig-29?, aircraft that are on the Expensive side when it comes to its maintenance and operation, but we'll have to see.
 
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