Sukhoi T-50 jets fly during a display at the opening of the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon at Zhukovsky airport

Russia ready to re-pitch fifth generation fighter aircraft project to India

India, which was to co-develop the FGFA with Russia, withdrew from the project citing lack of super-cruise capability among other shortcomings. Super-cruise is one of the key features of a fifth generation fighter plane as it allows the plane to cruise at more than the speed of sound for extended periods without the need to engage afterburners. Aug 24, 2018