Russia has been dominating the news headlines of late, and for all the wrong reasons. But did you know that they have been drastically increasing their military spending over the past decade? It's true. While current and previous U.S. administrations have eschewed the Russian threat as being less dangerous than it is, we are seeing something seriously noteworthy take place in Vladimir Putin's nation.
Led by a new generation of "super weapons," Russia is beginning to turn heads all over the world. Here are some of the technological marvels we're talking about.
Sukhoi PAK FA T-50
Sukhoi aircraft have an impressive history in Russia. The newest model, the T-50, is currently in joint development with India.
The T-50 is expertly equipped to sustain supersonic flight, better than any Russian plane built in years past. Its range at supersonic speeds is 930 miles. At subsonic speeds, it can go 2,175 miles.
It's quite an aerobatic plane. Its life-support system can sustain 9G maneuvers for a period of up to 30 seconds. Meanwhile, a pilot ejection is possible from an altitude of 60,000 feet.