Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet will be equipped with new weapons
MOSCOW, (BM) – New types of weapons are being created for the fifth-generation fighter Su-57, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Yuri Slyusar, general director of the United Aircraft Corporation statement.
“Now the tests are underway with the engine of the second stage, according to which there is a separate program. Let me remind you that the aircraft will be able to use a large number of new weapons, some of which have already been created, and some are still being developed. Under the new functions, new tasks of the test will continue,” RIA Novosti reports Slyusar.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that the Su-57 fighter has tested new types of missile and bomb weapons in Syria 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.
Recall on Thursday, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said that large-scale deliveries of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters to the aerospace forces will begin in 2020.
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