Russia tests stealth fighter jet
The Russian air force lost several planes to the primitive Georgia anti aircraft weapons during that war. It will be interesting to see if they can actually produce this air craft and more importantly maintain it. That has become one of the critical areas for the F-22.
A new stealth fighter has made its maiden flight in Russia's far east.
The Sukhoi T-50 jet spent 47 minutes in the air over Komsomolsk-on-Amur and test pilot Sergei Bogdan said "it is easy and comfortable to pilot".
The jet - also known by the Russian designation PAK FA - is seen as a potential rival to the US F-22 Raptor, which first flew in 1997.
The "fifth generation" jet is designed to be invisible to radar. Russia's air force hopes to acquire it in 2015.
The new jet has been developed in partnership with India. It is seen as a significant milestone in Russia's efforts to modernise its Soviet-era military hardware.