Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet has tested new types of missiles in Syria
MOSCOW, (BM) – The Su-57 fighter has tested new types of missile and bomb weapons in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu statement at a final meeting of the ministry with the participation of President Vladimir Putin.
“In Syria, in combat, they tested the [helicopter] Mi-28NM, the pacifier Unmanned Aircraft in the strike version, and new types of missile and bomb weapons of the Su-57 fighter,” the Minister of Defense said, reports TASS.
Shoigu also said that the Russian army tested 43 more new weapons in Syria. By March 316 samples of new weapons were tested, a total of 359 samples were tested in the country, the minister said, RIA Novosti reported.
At the end of December, it was reported that the fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 successfully passed the second phase of testing in Syria.
On Tuesday, the former commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army, Lieutenant General Valery Gorbenko, said that the engine of the Su-57 fighter, which crashed in the Khabarovsk Territory, was tested using special programs at maximum speeds.
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What Su-57 fighter jet is?
The Sukhoi Su-57 is a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine multirole fifth-generation jet fighter being developed since 2002 for air superiority and attack operations.
The aircraft is the product of the PAK FA a fifth-generation fighter programme of the Russian Air Force. Sukhoi’s internal name for the aircraft is T-50. The Su-57 is planned to be the first aircraft in Russian military service to use stealth technology. Its maiden flight took place on 29 January 2010 and the first production aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2019 with a second to follow in 2020.
The fighter is designed to have supercruise, supermaneuverability, stealth, and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation fighter aircraft as well as ground and naval defences. The Su-57 is intended to succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force.
The prototypes and initial production batch are to be delivered with a highly upgraded Lyulka AL-31 variant, the AL-41F1, as an interim powerplant while an advanced clean-sheet design engine, the Saturn izdeliye 30, currently in final stages of development, is to be available after 2020. The aircraft is expected to have a service life of up to 35 years.
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Source: Vzglyad, Wikipedia