Russian Military to Receive Five Su-57 Jets this Year

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Russian Military to Receive Five Su-57 Jets this Year
Su-57 stealth jet

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive five fifth-generation Su-57 fighters by the end of this year.

"Five multifunctional fighters of the fifth generation Su-57 will be handed over by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant to the Russian Armed Forces this year," the government of Khabarovsk Territory said in a statement.

The first Su-57 fighter has already entered one of the aviation regiments of the Southern Military District, Russian media reported.

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 is a fifth-generation multipurpose fighter 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.

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