The new Russian Su-57 fighter jet can get a plasma weapon
MOSCOW, (BM) – Fifth-generation Russian Su-57 fighters now, after a successful test in Syria, can get new weapons – hypersonic missiles and plasma weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the former head of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Special Forces Command of the Russian Air Force, Sergey Khatylev.
General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said that new types of weapons for tactical Su-57 aircraft are being developed. Slyusar noted that the aircraft can, among other things, use a large number of new weapons, some of which are currently being created.
Military expert Sergei Khatylev said that he was confident that the fighters would be equipped with the most modern weapons. The former head of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Special Forces Command of the Russian Air Force recalled the recent words of the head of the military air defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov, about the fact that the new generation anti-aircraft missile systems will already include developments of microwave weapons and plasma weapons .
“I think that we are talking about installing a similar Peresvet laser complex on a fighter. At least in order to be able to deal with cruise missiles and drones. Elements of plasma weapons can also be placed on a tactical fighter. And, most likely, it will be connected with hypersonic missiles,” the expert shared his thoughts.
The expert believes that the on-board radar stations developed on the new elements will also receive the Su-57, they will have certain properties.
“It is obvious that the methods of passive location will be applied, that is, in passive mode it will be possible to assess the situation around the area where this fighter will be used, including directly at the start of shelling or the execution of tasks,” concluded Khatylev.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu recently confirmed that two new-generation Su-57 fighters were tested in Syria, and footage of the fighter’s combat work was later published. The Ministry of Defense said that by mid-2020, tactical aircraft would go into service with the Russian Aerospace Forces.
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Source: Nation News