First Video of Russia's T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet

Russia's been testing its new Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jets and so far they're a success. This video shows the first test flight and is supposedly also the very first time the public is getting to see the bird.


With the T-50's "basic specs" including "greater agility, sustained supersonic-flight capability in non-afterburning mode, low radar visibility, low heat signature, as well as enhanced take-off and landing performance," I wonder what the upgrade options are. Either way, this successful test flight makes Russia the only country aside from the United States to have fifth-generation fighters—if you don't count the Joint Strike Fighter and it's multi-country financial backing. [Ria Novosti]

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Only $8 billion to develop? The F-22 and F-35 programs cost almost 10x that each. Does anyone know why that is?