A Photographer Has Accidentally Captured the Deadly Russia’s “Viper” Air-to-Air Missile for the Su-57
WASHINGTON, (BM) – A promising fifth-generation Russian fighter, the Su-57, will receive an air-to-air missile based on the R-77 Viper, which was recently captured during a visit to the Vympel design bureau by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lenta.ru.
The American magazine writes that in the photo that appeared on the network, the modification of the R-77 “Viper” differs in comparison with the original with reduced dimensions suitable for the internal compartment of the aircraft.
I might be wrong, but this looks like a new Russian short-range AAM for the Su-57. 🤔— @Rupprecht_A (@RupprechtDeino) November 20, 2019
(Images via QuadroFX and GARGEAN/Secretprojects-Forum) pic.twitter.com/HA2CnoeZrR
The Drive notes that no relevant specific official statements were made about the missile adapted for the fighter, but its appearance differs from previously known models. In particular, the modification is about a third shorter than the original.
In May this year, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said that the Su-57 will receive a promising anti-ship missile.
In December 2018, a TASS source in the aircraft industry announced that the Su-57 will receive an analogue of the “Dagger” missile.
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