ITAR-TASS: Russia - Sukhoi to sign another contract with India on fifth generation multi-role fighter Russiaâ€™s Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer plans to sign another contract with India in the framework of the joint project for the construction of a fifth generation multipurpose combat jet, Alexander Klementyev, a Sukhoi deputy director general told Itar-Tass on Friday. â€œWe hope the contract [for experimental design works] will be signed soon,â€ he said. The intergovernmental agreement on this project was signed back in 2007. Three years after, the sides inked a general contract on joint design and production and then the first engineering development contract. Works under this agreement were completed in 2013. â€œSince then, we have been working on the second contract for experimental design works,â€ Klementyev said, adding that this was a unique project aiming at long-term cooperation. â€œWe have never had such a format of cooperation before,â€ he said. â€œThere used to be licensed production in China and in India, but now it will be joint designing and production of a new combat aircraft.â€ The Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) or Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF) is a fifth-generation fighter being developed by India and Russia. An agreement on the project was signed in Moscow on October 18, 2007. The future aircraft will have a number of differences from its Russian prototype - the PAK FA fifth generation fighter - to adjust it to the requirements of the Indian Air Force. ------------------------------------------- It doesn't give an exact date, but this signature has been delayed by a year from the last announcement.