From New Inform, May 26, 2017
NSS translation from Russian
Military expert Vladimir Petrovich Anokhin confirmed all American fears about the destructive power of the Russian PAK FA.
Foreign media are very worried about the Russian T-50 fighter. They are afraid of the technical features of the innovative RF combat vehicle, which can easily track and destroy in the air the most promising aircraft US F-35 Phantom [the author is confusing the F-35 Lightning with the F-4 Phantom. – NSS]
On Friday, Arab media reported that the development of a multipurpose fighter aircraft, the Russian Federation's air forces were able to destroy internationally accepted rules and pass all the limits of possibility. The journalist Mahmud Sheiba wrote about this. Also on the eve of the report, the news appeared that American experts have so far tried unsuccessfully to develop new software for their F-35 Phantom [should read “Lightning” – NSS], which would allow it to track the newest Russian fighter, which represents a huge danger for the American aircraft. Major efforts and assets have been allotted to endow the American aircraft with means to counter the dangerous Russian fighter. But is the T-50 as dangerous as the Western military think?
Correspondents of the news publication "NewInform" asked the expert on the army and defense industry, and vice-president of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Problems Vladimir Petrovich Anokhin whether the fears of American analysts are justified.
"I believe the characteristics that our designers and testers represent to the public always correspond to what this or that machine can do. I believe all the information that was presented corresponds to reality,” Vladimir Anokhin said.
It is noteworthy that only today the authoritative western edition of The National Interest noted that the very powerful engine and other developments used in the creation of the fifth generation T-50 fighter PAK FA can be called an achievement of the new century of Russian technologies, since they are all products of the advanced ideas of leading Russian designers and technicians.
The multifunctional T-50 fighter is being developed by Sukhoi Design Bureau in the framework of the prospective military project PAK FA. It is assumed that this aircraft will replace the Su-27 fighter aircraft used by the Russian military.