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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Putin Reset? Boasts new jet fighter better than U.S. plane

Putin boasts new jet fighter better than U.S. plane

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin boasts that the PAK-FA Sukhoi T-50 is mightier than the US F-22 Raptor, killed by the US Senate last year.

The current leadership in the US does not see the need for such a fighter, unlike Russia.

The new fifth generation Russian fighter can take off from a short runway and deliver supersonic speed with a range of about 5,500 km.

Put military hardware issues aside.

What does Mr. Putin´s boast mentioning the US fighter forebode in relations between Moscow and Washington?
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