Su-57 fighter jet flies without pilot assistance, Sukhoi says

MOSCOW, (BM) – The fifth-generation fighter Su-57 was equipped with a cockpit with the most automated processes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the magazine “New Horizons”, produced by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, controlled by Rostec).

In the fighter, the processes of piloting and combat use are maximally automated, TASS reports with reference to the publication of the magazine.

Nikita Dorofeev, head of the cockpit department of the Sukhoi Design Bureau (part of the UAC), explained that automation, information integration and intellectual support are the main requirements for the ergonomics of the fighter’s cockpit.

“Theoretically, after taking off and until the moment of landing, a pilot may not fly at all, but search for and attack targets. Moreover, this process is also sufficiently automated,” Dorofeev said.

According to the magazine, the fighter has multifunctional indicators that transmit a large amount of information to the pilot about the situation and the operation of the aircraft systems.

Intelligent assistance technology is also on board to help the pilot complete the assigned missions.

The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multipurpose fighter designed to destroy all types of enemy air, ground and surface targets while penetrating air defense systems.

At the end of January, the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant handed over to the Russian Armed Forces the first of the planned batch of the Su-57 fighter.

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