AKHTUBINSK (Astrakhan Region), May 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday visited the Chkalov Flight Test Center to inspect modern air technologies and armaments, including a MiG-31 fighter jet armed with the hypersonic missile Kinzhal (Dagger).
Putin walked about an exposition of the latest models of aircraft on the ground. One of the planes on display was a fifth generation jet Sukhoi-57. A group of six such planes had escorted the presidential liner when it was approaching Akhtubinsk. Also, Putin was shown the newest fighter jet MiG-35 and samples of future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
The president also examined serial air technologies being provided for the Defense Ministry - Sukhoi-35 and Sukhoi-30SM fighters, upgraded interceptor MiG-31BM and deck fighter jet MiG-29K currently in service in the Russian Navy.