Russian Military to Ink Contract for First Batch of Su-57 Fighters

© Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov / Go to the photo bankA Russian Su-57 multipurpose fighter jet of the fifth generation at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky
A Russian Su-57 multipurpose fighter jet of the fifth generation at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky - Sputnik International
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KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR (Sputnik) - The Russian military will soon sign the first state procurement contract for 12 fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jets, Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said Saturday.

"The first contract for 12 aircraft will be signed soon, and the deliveries under this contract will begin shortly," he told reporters at a briefing in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft at the the military parade to mark the 73rd anniversary of the WWII victory. File photo - Sputnik International
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The southeastern Russian city is home to a plant of Russia's Sukhoi aircraft maker, which produces cutting-edge Su-57 stealth fighters.

The Su-57 made its maiden flight eight years ago. CEO of Russia's United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said the first batch of Su-57s could come into service in 2019.

© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoyev / Go to the photo bankМногофункциональный истребитель пятого поколения Су-57 (Т-50 пак фа) на военном параде, посвященном 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
The multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation SU-57 on the military parade devoted to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 - Sputnik International
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Многофункциональный истребитель пятого поколения Су-57 (Т-50 пак фа) на военном параде, посвященном 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
© Sputnik / Vladimir Sergeev / Go to the photo bankМногофункциональные истребители пятого поколения Су-57 во время воздушной части военного парада, посвященного 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft at the the military parade to mark the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 - Sputnik International
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Многофункциональные истребители пятого поколения Су-57 во время воздушной части военного парада, посвященного 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankA Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter jet at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky.
Su-57 fifth generation fighter jets. File photo - Sputnik International
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A Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter jet at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky.
© Sputnik / Evgeny Biyatov / Go to the photo bankRussian T-50 fifth-generation fighter aircrafts at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017
Russian Su-57 fifth-generation fighter aircrafts at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 - Sputnik International
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Russian T-50 fifth-generation fighter aircrafts at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017
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Многофункциональный истребитель пятого поколения Су-57 (Т-50 пак фа) на военном параде, посвященном 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
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Многофункциональные истребители пятого поколения Су-57 во время воздушной части военного парада, посвященного 73-й годовщине Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 годов.
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A Russian T-50 fifth generation fighter jet at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovsky.
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Russian T-50 fifth-generation fighter aircrafts at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017

Krivoruchko also said a new corvette was going to join Russia's Pacific Fleet within a month. The Gromky is the second corvette of eight Project 20380 vessels that will be used for maritime patrols.

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