Russia unveils the uniqueness of the weapons used by the Su-57
MOSCOW, (BM) – The fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 has no analogues in the world in terms of the range of weapons used, said the first deputy general director of the Sukhoi company, director of the Sukhoi Design Bureau – chief designer of the Su-57 Mikhail Strelets, learned BulgarianMiitary.com.
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“Another important requirement that the customer made to our aircraft was the ratio of the combat load that the fighter is capable of taking to its mass. The higher this ratio, the higher the quality of the aircraft as a carrier. The same applies to the volume, weight and nomenclature of aircraft weapons placed in the fuselage compartments. According to these indicators, the Su-57 has no analogues among all fifth-generation aircraft in the world,” Mikhail Strelets said in an interview with Horizons magazine.
He also said that special requirements were imposed on the complex of on-board equipment. “The fundamental difference of the fifth generation is a completely new level of automation. The Su-57 is equipped with a fundamentally new set of on-board equipment that performs the function of an “electronic pilot,” Strelets explained.
Su-57 (formerly PAK FA, experimental name T-50) is a fifth-generation Russian fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and surface targets. First flew in 2010. The combination of high maneuverability with the ability to perform supersonic flight, as well as a modern complex of avionics and low visibility provide the Su-57 superiority over competitors.
The contract for the supply of 76 Su-57 fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces was signed at the Army-2019 forum. Currently, tests of this aircraft are ongoing, during which the functioning of its systems is checked, as well as the operating conditions of the second stage engine. The Ministry of Defense has repeatedly stated that the Su-57 was successfully tested in Syria.
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The first production car, which was supposed to be delivered by the Ministry of Defense at the end of December 2019, crashed near Khabarovsk during a test flight on December 24, the pilot managed to eject and survived.
After the incident, the Director General of the United Aircraft Corporation, Yuri Slyusar, told RIA Novosti that the results of the Su-57 crash commission would be used to improve this aircraft.
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