January 25, 2016 - Russia reports its will
complete flight testing on its fifth-generation
jet fighter, the PAK-FA (Prospective Airborne
Complex of Frontline Aviation) this year and it
will enter production 2017.
PAK-FA will replace its Air Force MiG-29 and
Su-27. The fifth-generation jet fighter (5G) is
a jet fighter classification used around the
world that encompasses the most advanced jet
fighter technology for 2015.
It includes stealth capabilities even when
armed, low probability of intercept radar
(LPIR), high-performance airframes, advanced
avionics features, and highly integrated
computer systems capable of networking with
other elements within the battle space for
At present the
is the only country that has a combat-ready
fifth-generation fighter, it is the F-22 Raptor
which is manufactured by Lockheed Martin which
entered into service with the United States Air
Force in 2005.
The Lockheed Martin' F-35 Lightning II, India's
HAL AMCA, Turkey's TAI TFX, and China's Chengdu
J-20 and Shenyang J-31 are currently still under
various stages of testing and development.