First Serially Produced Su-57 Jet Delivered to Russian MoD

The first serially produced Su-57 has been rolled out from the hangar of a test center in Russia’s Akhtubinsk Air Base.

The stealthy fifth generation jet will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense soon, state-owned Zvezda reported today.

The aircraft bearing serial number 01 was rolled out of the test center this morning.

Later, A tweet put out by the official handle of UAC said, “The first serial Su-57 fighter has been delivered to the Russian Ministry of Defense within the framework of a state contract for the 76 aircraft.”

A video accompanying the tweet showed a Su-57 emerging out of a hanger and its manufacturing process.

The government of Khabarovsk Territory (where the Sukhoi manufacturing plant is based) stated few days ago that the MoD would receive five Su-57 jets this year.

The Su-57 was developed by the Sukhoi company (part of the UAC) and is produced at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (KnAAZ). This jet designed to destroy all types of air targets in long-range and close-range battles, defeat ground and surface targets of the enemy and overcome air defense systems. Its maiden flight took place on January 29, 2010.

The first serial Su-57 was planned to be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense at the end of 2019 but the jet crashed during a test flight on the eve of delivery.

The Russian military is expected to receive 76 Su-57 fighters by 2028.