Глава Ростеха сообщил, что цена составит от $25 млн до $30 млн
"This is a lightweight fifth-generation fighter. There are similar ones in the world. These are the F-35, the Gripen, and the Rafale. Only we have set ourselves the task of delivering a very cheap and efficient aircraft. We will have a price, I hope, somewhere from $ 25 to $ 30 million, and they have from $ 60 to $ 90 million, "he said at the MAKS-2021 air show.
According to Chemezov, the new Russian light fighter will be able to reach speeds of up to 1.9 thousand km / h, and its range will be about 3 thousand km.
"The speed of the new light fighter will be 1,900 km per hour, and the range will be about 3,000 km," Chemezov said. The aircraft's payload will be over 7 tons.
Chemezov said that the new Russian light fighter will be armed with guided and unguided missiles, as well as aerial bombs.
"Our vehicle is different in that it is possible to take the maximum amount of payload - it can carry more than 7 tons. This includes various types of weapons - missiles, guided missiles, aerial bombs, and small arms - the gun will be installed," he said.
Chemezov expects the new Russian light fighter to be operational between 2026 and 2027.
"In 2026-2027," Chemezov said, answering the question when the new plane "will take the wing".
The development of the newest Russian light tactical aircraft (LTS), equipped with one engine, was reported to TASS in May by a source in the aircraft industry, this work is being carried out by the Sukhoi company. As noted, the new machine will be able to develop supersonic speed and have low radar signature. Later, the press service of Rostec announced that the United Aircraft Corporation would present a fundamentally new military aircraft at MAKS-2021, but the type of aircraft was not disclosed. The aircraft will be presented at the airshow tonight.