The new upgrade will increase the PAK FA's target acquisition range by 50-100 percent under conditions of limited visibility, the publication added.
The Okhotnik "provides digital image stabilization, auto detecting and auto tracking capabilities. The system includes TV and thermal image sensors, displays, remote controls and a laser ranging device," the newspaper detailed.
KRET, a subsidiary of the state-owned Russian corporation Rostec, offers over a dozen different versions of the Okhotnik for Sukhoi fighter jets, attack helicopters, sea-based gun weapon systems, antitank weapons system and air defense units.
A total of six prototypes have been built so far. The cutting edge aircraft that uses sixth-generation technologies is currently undergoing testing. It is expected to enter service with the Russian Air Force and the Russian Navy in 2018.
The fighter jet is meant to replace Russia's aging Mikoyan MiG-29s and Sukhoi Su-27s.
"The PAK FA appears to strongly resemble the [Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor] in performance, with marginally less stealth and network capabilities, but potentially more room to grow," defense analyst Robert Farley wrote for the National Interest.