Testing of survival equipment for pilots of T-50 fighters has been completed

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NPP Zvezda completed production and state testing of survival equipment for pilots of T-50 fifth-generation fighters, Rossiyskaya gazeta reports with reference to the press-service of United Aircraft Corporation.

According to NPP Zvezda Director – General Designer, Sergey Pozdnyakov, the testing of multi-purpose protective helmet ZSh-10, KM-36M oxygen mask, PPK-7 anti-G suit, VKK-17 pressurized suit and KS-50 oxygen system has been successfully completed. Moreover, K-36D-5 ejection seat has also successfully passed the state tests.

It was reported that the new equipment allows saving the pilot’s life in case of cockpit depressurization at an altitude up to 20 km. The new protective helmet is 350 g lighter compared to the previous model thanks to using the new composite material – organoplastic. The helmet is synchronized with a number of instruments located in the cockpit in order to reduce the pilot’s workload.

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