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The Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (Russian: Су-47 "Беркут" - golden eagle), also designated S-32 and S-37 during initial development, is an experimental supersonic jet fighter developed by Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. The NATO reporting name for this aircraft is 'Firkin'. A distinguishing feature of the aircraft is its forward-swept wing, similar to that of the Grumman X-29. Although the Berkut has been referred to as the Su-47 since 2002, suggesting that it is a ready-for-production warplane, it will more likely be heavily redesigned (as part of the Prospective Air Complex for Tactical Air Forces or PAK FA program) before any series production begins. The Su-47 designation may or may not be reused for the PAK FA design.