The Russian Aerospace Forces have received the first serially produced multifunctional fifth-generation fighter Su-57.
The delivery is part of the contract to supply the Russian Army with 76 Su-57 fighters by 2028.
“The first serial production of the fifth generation was manufactured and handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defence under the state contract for the supply of 76 aircraft,” announced the PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), part of Rostec, in a press release.
UAC has also shared a video of the production and the tests. The video shows he jet emerging out of a hanger and its manufacturing process in Russia’s Akhtubinsk Air Base test center.
Transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A Delivered
Three heavy military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A were also handed over to the customer. One of the new Il-76MD-90A has been named after its creator, aircraft designer Genrikh Novozhilov. The delivery of the aircraft took place at the Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfield complex on Jan.29.
PJSC UAC plans to increase the rate of production of the fighter jet and transport aircraft this year. “This year, one of the priorities is to master the technology of serial production and achieve stable rates of serial production of two new aircraft in the military and transport segments of our business,” said Yuri Slyusar, General Director of PJSC UAC. “In Ulyanovsk, we are also reaching a stable rate of serial production, while simultaneously modernizing the fleet of military transport aviation and creating a new Il-78M-90A tanker aircraft. ”
Su-57 was developed by the Sukhoi company (part of the UAC) and is produced at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (KnAAZ). The jet is Russia’s fifth-generation single-seat twin-engine supersonic stealth fighter, which is designed to destroy all types of air, ground, and sea targets, in long-range and close combat with air defense systems.
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