Development of a fifth-generation “Phase 2” engine for PAK FA fighter will be completed in 2020, RIA Novosti reports with reference to CEO of United Engine Corporation (UEC), Vladislav Masalov.
“The first test “Phase 2” engine will be ready in 2016 and it is going to fly on a flying testbed in 2017. The development will be completed in 2020,” Masalov said at Aero India-2015 airshow.
Today the PAK FA prototypes are powered by “Phase 1” engine – Product 117; its mass production has already been launched, the source added.
UEC CEO also noted that the “Phase 2” engine would outmatch the Product 117 in terms of fuel efficiency and thrust-weight ratio; it will comply with all the international standards for fifth-generation engines in terms of design solutions and technologies used as well as performance.