MOSCOW – Russian aircraft manufacturers delivered a number of new fifth generation Su-57 fighter aircraft to the Ministry of Defense (Kemhan).
This news was revealed by Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov on Thursday (28/9/2023).
“The Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant has handed over the next series of Su-57 (Generation 5) and Su-35S (Generation 4++) aircraft to the Russian Air Force,” said Manturov, who also serves as Head of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant Amur Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.
The aircraft was handed over to the military after a series of full factory tests and trials.
According to Yury Slyusar, president of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), “The remaining fifth generation fighters to be delivered in 2023 are in final assembly hangars and at test airfields.”
The Russian Su-57, also known as the T-50, is a fifth-generation stealth fighter designed to replace the Su-27 series fighter jets.
The aircraft is equipped with advanced sensors and avionics, including an active electronically scanned array radar and an infrared search and track system.
This aircraft can carry a variety of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.
Deliveries of these aircraft begin in 2022. According to the country’s current armament program, the Russian Air Force will receive 76 Su-57s in 2027.
According to open sources, the Russian Air Force has 6 Su-57 units in service before the final delivery and by the end of 2024, the army will receive 22 fighter jets.