Russian media show footage of test-fire of the cannon for T-50 fighter

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Russian media show footage of test-fire of a rapid-firing autocannon designed for the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet.

The test took place at a testing ground for aircraft systems located outside Moscow.

The one-minute footage, uploaded to UAC’s website and the official YouTube channel, shows the gun – reportedly called 9-А1-4071K – mounted on a fixed stand simulating the front part of the T-50.

Critical information regarding Russia’s newest and most advanced fifth-generation fighter jet remains classified, but it has been revealed that the autocannon is fitted to fire 30mm rounds.