According to the RIA Novosti report with reference to the factory director, Alexandra Logvinova, the latest radio-electronic warfare station Himalaya for the T-50 will soon deliver the Stavropol Radio Factory Signal, which is a part of Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies.
According to the news agency, the serial supplies of the fifth-generation fighter T-50 will begin in 2016. The electronic warfare station is one of the key elements of the project. The air force got the first T-50 for testing last winter.
Only one country in the world, the United States of America, has already the fifth-generation fighters: the planes F-22 and F-35. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the electronic warfare for the T-50 has much smaller dimensions than the previous generation station.
It was reported earlier that the T-50 will receive the unique aviation systems and the units, which will reduce the overall weight of the plane, while increasing the service life. The first flight of the fighter T-50 (PAK FA, for its Russian initials) was held on the 29th of January in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in 2010.
Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies is a part of the state corporation Rostec. The group was formed in 2009. Today, KRET is the largest Russian scientific and industrial consortium, which works in the development and manufacture of aerial, land and naval radio-electronic complexes and systems both for military and double purposes.