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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Russia conducts test flight of Su-35S series fighter

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Major Russian aircraft designer Sukhoi had recently carried out test flights of its first series-produced Su-35S Flanker-E fighter, state-owned RIA Novosti reported Thursday.

The new multi-role fighter was of the "4++ generation using fifth-generation technology," the agency said.

The aircraft spent 90 min. in the air testing propulsion and control systems after it took off from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur airfield in Russia's Far East.

The Su-35 Flanker-E superiority fighter can reportedly engage several air targets simultaneously using both guided and unguided missiles and weapon systems. The fighter is powered by two 117S engines.

The Su-35 follows the famous Su-27 and features a new navigation and attack system, a missile search and guide radar placed between the engines, more power, and a fuselage-based IR search system for missiles.

The aircraft will be transferred to the Russian Defense Ministry after completion of the tests.

Editor: Yang Lina

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