16 Ocak 2014 Perşembe
T-50 Fighter To Feature Higher Stealth Capabilities
Sukhoi Aircraft has introduced the new design solutions to increase the stealth capabilities of T-50 by managing to greatly reduce the effective surface scattering of the fighter, which is the basic element for visibility on aircraft radars. An average value of this indicator for the T-50 fighter is between 0.1 and 1 square meter.
In order to achieve this level of stealth, designers moved all weapons to the inside of the plane and also changed the shape of the air intake channel, also lining its walls with a material that absorbs radio waves.
The company claims that this new design has increased the capabilities of T-50, comparing the visibility of the American fifth-generation F-22 fighter which is 0.3-0.4 square meters, according to PAK FA chief designer Alexander Davidenko. Rostec enterprises produced the main parts of the T-50. The company Radioelectronic Technologies created the avionics and other radio-electronic needs for the fifth-generation aircraft.