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Video: Russia's Third Stealth Jet Flies

For more Thanksgiving week entertainment, check  out this video of Russia's third stealth fighter making one of its very first flights. The video below shows the third Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA flying recently, nearly two years after the very first T-50 made its first flight. Remember,  Russia is hoping to get the jet, designed to be a less stealthy but more maneuverable competitor to the F-22 Raptor, into service by the middle of the decade. India has already signed off to build about 200 of the jets under license. South Korea and even Venezuela are reportedly interested in the jet, too.

Remember that the second PAK FA suffered an engine flame-out at the Moscow air show earlier this year (that's the second jet shown above). That came after the jet was grounded for months following its initial flights. It's going to be interesting to see how fast Sukhoi can get the stealth jet to the international market -- and if it does, how much of a competitor to the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will it prove to be?

Click through the jump for the video:

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