The T-50 PAK FA is a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter and will be the first aircraft in the Russian Air Force to use stealth technology. It is a “multi-role” fighter jet that can be used for both air superiority and ground attack missions.
It is Russia’s newest fighter plane. Russia’s newest fighter planes are called “5th Generation” fighter planes.
The Russian Defence Ministry will purchase the first 10 evaluation example aircraft after 2012 and then 60 production standard aircraft after 2016
The plane was built to compete with the U.S.-made Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor.