Wait And See: "
When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Komsomolsk-on-Amur production site in May, Russian air force chief Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin apparently briefed him that the prototype Sukhoi T-50 would be flown in October or November.
This week Zelin appears to remain confident that the prototype of Russia’s fifth-generation combat aircraft, known as a PAK-FA, will still be flown before the end of the year.
‘I believe that this year we will certainly take this plane into the air,' Zelin is quoted by Russian news agency TASS, August 11.
The Russian air force commander also indicated that three T-50 airframes have already been built – though at least one of these is likely a static fatigue test rig."