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While the United States military, politicians and the incoming President Elect are bickering over the most expensive weapons acquisition program in history — the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II — Russia is moving forward with the development of the Sukhoi T-50 fifth-generation air superiority fighter. The aircraft made its maiden flight on January 29th, 2010 and is scheduled to go into service in 2018. In the meantime, Russia has posted new images of its stealth fighter undergoing testing in frigid climates, taking off from snow-covered runways. If this is your first time using the T-50, which is the replacement for the Sukhoi Su-27 and MiG-29, its design probably looks familiar. Its shape... Read more...