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Sukhoi / HAL Su-50MKI FGFA - India's 5th Generation Stealth Fighter

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Published on Sep 24, 2009

NOTE: 'Su-50MKI' is a fictitious designation I have made up.

This aircraft project, in the development stage as of 2009, is simply known as FGFA

This is a slideshow video of the future Indian stealth fighter called FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft) aka Su-50MKI, jointly developed by Sukhoi Aviation Corporation and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It is basically an Indian customized variant of the upcoming Su-50 PAK FA.

Specifications (PAK FA and FGFA - projected)

General characteristics
Crew: 1 and 2 (pilot)
Length: 22.0 m (72 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 14.2 m (46 ft 7 in)
Height: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 78.8 m² (848 ft²)
Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,786 lb)
Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (57,320 lb)
Useful load: 7,500 kg (16,535 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 37,000 kg (81,571 lb)
Powerplant: 2× Saturn-Lyulka AL-41F turbofan
Dry thrust: 96.1 kN (9,800 kgf, 21,605 lbf) each
Thrust with afterburner: 152 kN (15,500 kgf, 34,172 lbf) each

Performance
Maximum speed: Mach 2+ at altitude (2450+ km/h, 1,500+ mph)
g-limits: (9 g)
Cruise speed: 1,300 km/h (807.8 mph)
Ferry range: 4,000 to 5,500 km (2,485 to 3,418 mi)
Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,617 ft)
Rate of climb: 350 m/s (68,898 ft/min)
Wing loading: 470 kg/m² (96.3 lb/ft²)
Thrust/weight: 0.84 (dry thrust)
Minimum thrust/weight:
With afterburner: 1.19
Runway length requirement: 350 m (1,148 ft)
Endurance: 3.3 hrs (198 mins)

Armament
Guns: 2× 30 mm internal cannon
Hardpoints: 8 total, 4 on each side of the aircraft.

Avionics
Radar: N050(?)BRLS AESA/PESA Radar (Enhancement of IRBIS-E) on SU-35
Frequency: 3 mm (0.118 in)
Diameter: 0.7 m (2 ft 4 in)
Targets: 32 tracked, 8 engaged
Range: 400 km (248 mi)
EPR: 3 m² (32.3 ft²) at 160 km (99.4 mi)
RCS: 0.01 m² at 90 km (55 mi)
Azimuth: +/-70°, +90/-50°
Power: 4,000 W
Weight: 65 to 80 kg (143 to 176 lb)

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