Stavropol-based Signal radio manufacturing plant will deliver the first “Himalayas” EW suites for T-50 (PAK FA) fighters soon, RIA Novosti reports.
Russian air forces expect to take delivery of the first serial T-50 fighter in 2016 and the EW suite is one of the jet’s key elements. Last winter the air forces took delivery of the first test PAK FA jet. Today only one country of the world operates fifth-generation fighters – USA (F-22 and F-35).
"We are taking part in production of Himalayas EW suite. The production of first systems is underway", — the enterprise’s CEO, Alexander Logvinov, said.
PAK FA’s EW suite is much smaller than its predecessors: "It features different ideology".
It was reported earlier that T-50 will be fitted with unique aircraft systems and components. As a result the jet’s weight will be decreased and the vehicle’s service life will be extended.