Russia is developing new, advanced weapons for its Su-57 stealth fighter jet, the head of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has revealed.
“The Su-57 will be able to use many new means of destruction - some of them have already been created, others are being developed. Tests will continue consistent with the new functions and new goals,” Yury Slyusar, the director-general of UAC, was quoted as saying by Sputnik on Monday.
Earlier this month, a senior official from state-run Rostec had said that the Su-57 completed 16 flights equipped with its new, powerful engine- Izdeliye-30 (Item 30).
"Second-stage engine tests are currently intensively underway on a separate schedule,” Slyusar added. It is unclear whether he referred to the Izdeliye-30 or the AL-41F-1.
Algeria is likely to buy 12 Su-57 fighters with an option to procure 12 more, from Russia. “Algeria is currently in fairly active negotiations with Russia to acquire 12 Su-57 fighters with the possibility of increasing the order to 24 combat aircraft,” sources were quoted as saying by Russias
Russian Aerospace Forces will receive a “large” number of Su-57 stealth fighters in 2020 as per schedule, brushing aside speculations that the first Su-57 crash on Tuesday could derail the delivery schedule. "The first large-scale deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft will begin in 2020
Nearly two weeks after Russia's sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was engulfed in a major fire, a Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter crashed near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the country's far east on Tuesday, making it the first casualty of the stealth jet. "The pilot of the ill-fated plane that crashed during a training flight ejected safely
Russia's Su-57 stealth fighter has completed 16 flights equipped with its new, powerful engine dubbed "Item 30." "Currently, the engineering bench tests of the advanced engine continue and the item is being tested on a flying laboratory
Russian Su-57 stealth fighter jet program, considered Russias answer to the United States F-35 and F-22, has completed 10 years since its first flight on January 29, 2010 but yet to enter squadron service. While Russian Air Force has placed 76 orders for the jet in 2018 the serial production is understood to have suffered a setback following the crash of the first serial Su-57 some 110–120 km away from the Dzyomgi Airport, Khabarovsk Krai, during the final stage of its factory trials due to malfunction of the control system
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