The fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 turned out to be an unsuccessful clone of the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, for which, however, can be a serious danger, writes The Aviationist.
“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 magazine writes.
However, the publication acknowledges that the tasks assigned to Russian and American fighters are different, and the prototypes of the Su-57 have undergone a serious continuous evolution. “We can expect the Su-57 to be a serious adversary for the F-22 and F-35 if they ever cross in the sky,” concludes The Aviationist.
In July, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that the serial Su-57, currently receiving the engines of the first stage AL-41F1 (product 117), subsequently, the power units will be replaced with engines of the second stage (product 30).
Currently, 11 Su-57 units have been built, including one ground-based test prototype. The first serial Su-57 Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) should be received before the end of 2019. In total, until 2028 inclusively, the Ministry of Defense planned to purchase 76 Su-57 units.
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