MOSCOW, (BM) – According to the Russian publication Lenta.ru, citing data from The Aviationist magazine, the fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 is an unsuccessful clone of the American F-22 and F-35, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The prospects of the Russian aircraft, according to experts, are absent as such.
“The plane is considered by many analysts as a kind of clone of the F-22 and F-35 with many shortcomings and does not correspond to the design tasks,” the Russian edition quoted the experts as saying.
The foreign publication itself notes that the refusal of a number of countries to buy Russian Su-57s indicates that Russian aircraft manufacturers failed, noting that one should not even talk about the survivability of a Russian fighter.
“The F-22 and F-35 are designed for use by the US Air Force for offensive and defensive purposes in contested airspace, penetrating integrated air defense systems (IADS), and hitting air and ground targets with minimal detection risk and maximum survivability. The Russian plane seems to have a different philosophy,” notes The Aviationist.
Earlier, Russian experts really recognized the lag of the Su-57 from the American F-22 and F-35 in terms of speed and low visibility, however, they noted the much greater maneuverability of a combat aircraft. Nevertheless, given the rapid wear and tear of the stealth coverings of American fighters, the latter are unlikely to be able to take advantage of this advantage.
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