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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Stealth Fighter Flies

MOSCOW -- A new Russian stealth fighter plane, with many of the same features as U.S. radar-evading aircraft, recently carried out its maiden flight successfully, Itar-Tass reported Wednesday.


The S-32 fighter, developed by the Sukhoi design firm, flew for the first time from the Zhukovsky air base near Moscow on Sept. 25, Itar-Tass said, citing a Russian government official who requested anonymity.


Officials have refused to release any pictures of the new aircraft, which is considered the Russian counterpart to the U.S. F-22 Raptor.


The report described the Russian fighter as having wings shaped like inverted arrows -- an unusual design intended to make it more agile in a dogfight. The S-32 also has stealth capabilities enabling it to elude enemy radars.