MAKS 2013 Starts Today

RIA Novosti27.08.2013 Russia
MAKS 2013 Starts Today

MAKS 2013 Starts Today

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Sukhoi said its fifth-generation T-50 and Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter jets (photo) will perform stunning aerobatics at Moscow’s MAKS International Aviation and Space show.

The jets will display dramatic maneuvers, including what is known as the Puchagev Cobra in which a flying airplane suddenly raises its nose to the vertical position and slightly beyond, and then drops it back to level flight attitude, the company said in a statement.

The T-50, currently undergoing tests in prototype form, it made its first public appearance at MAKS 2011 two years ago.

Meanwhile, Almaz-Antei will showcase for the first time its newest S-350E Vityaz mid-range air defense system at MAKS 2013.

The Vityaz, which is expected to replace the outdated S-300 systems, is superior to similar foreign models, according to Almaz-Antei.

The new Russian system was reportedly shown to President Vladimir Putin during his June 19 visit to a St. Petersburg plant where it is being manufactured by the Almaz-Antei.

The system has been in the works since 2007 and features advanced all-aspect phased array radar, a new mobile command post and a launcher carrying 12 vertical-launch missiles, which will use a variant of the 9M96 active radar homing missile, according to the company.

Almaz-Antey plans to hand over the system to the Russian Defense Ministry for testing before the end of 2013 and start deliveries to the Russian military next year.

The Vityaz will complement the Morfey, the S-400 and the S-500 air defense systems in the future aerospace defense network to engage targets at ranges from five to 400 kilometers, and at altitudes from five meters to near space.

MAKS 2013 will take place in Zhukovsky (Moscow region) on August 27 through September 1.  The show is expected to be attended by more than 100,000 visitors every day. A wide range of combat and civilian, mass-produced and prototype aircraft will be exhibited at the event.


Source: RIA Novosti



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