Russian Military Signs Contract For First Batch Of Fifth-Generation Jet Fighters

The Russian military approved the first state procurement contract for a dozen fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft, said Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko on Saturday.

Krivoruchko told reporters that a batch of the Sukhoi Su-57, a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine multirole fifth-generation stealth fighter will be delivered to the Russian military in the near term.

Speaking highly of the work by the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer on the production of the fifth-generation fighter jet, Krivoruchko added that engineers are concluding the last round of tests on the aircraft’s second-stage engines.

The aircraft will be manufactured at Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant, based in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Russian Far East, which is the largest aircraft-manufacturing company in the country.

The Su-57 is a Russian multi-role fighter of the fifth generation, developed by Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer. The jet fighter is designed to fly at supersonic speeds, have super maneuverability, stealth technology, and advanced sensors to challenge the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) fifth-generation aircraft.

The first flight of the Su-57 occurred in early 2010 in the Komsomolsk-on-Amur region.

Yury Slyusar, director of the United Aircraft Corporation, informed RIA Novosti that the first batch of SU-57s should be delivered to the Russian military in 2019.

Earlier this year, we uncovered unverified photos and video footage circulating Twitter, showing two new Russian Su-57 stealth fighters landing at Khemimim air base, near Latakia, in northwestern Syria.

Footage analysis verifies that the video was indeed taken in Syria as the jets made a landing at Russia’s master air base located south of Latakia:

Russia has deployed a wide variety of high-tech weapons to the proxy war in Syria to showcase and test their performance. Most military strategists believe that deployment of the Su-57 to Syria was to directly challenge America’s fifth-generation fighter aircraft (Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II) and let the world know: Russia has fifth-generation fighter aircraft for a fraction of the cost.

Russia is now open for business, and for those in the market for a cheaper stealth fighter, the promo clip of the Su-57 is below:

Comments

Katos Solomonpal Mon, 07/02/2018 - 06:36 Permalink

America has the 1.5 TRILLION DOLLAR LEMON, known as the F-35?? Only a handful of men can even fly this piece of shit, and most are scared shirtless to fly it because men have died in it?? What a joke our military industrial complex companies are. Unlimited funds thrown at them,  for mediocre, worthless projects, many of which breakdown on thier maridian runs. No worries,  american taxpayers will just throw more money at it. Accountability is unnecessary??

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I am Groot Mon, 07/02/2018 - 02:55 Permalink

I hope Russia has better luck with theirs than we did with ours. There isn't enough butthurt cream in the universe for American taxpayers footing the bill for the F-35 A,B & C versions.

Captain Nemo d… pc_babe Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:22 Permalink

The F22 ain't cheap and you cannot afford to lose too many of them. That is why you have the cheaper F35 for tasks that do not require putting an F22 at risk. Now of course it is Obama's fault that there is a chance an F-22 may be lost. How can you be president if you do not even know how to design an invincible plane with zero chance of failure.

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Zorba's idea pc_babe Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:10 Permalink

In 1992 under Shrub I, the development for the F35 began. In 2000, the X35 was first flown (prototype). In 2006 under Shrub II, the first F35A was flown. One obvious reality with our MICC, if they design it, they'll develop it, if they develop it, they'll build it, if they build it, CONgress will buy it. It remains debatable whether the F16 it was intended to replace is inferior.

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BlindMonkey Lore Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:19 Permalink

The really interesting thing is the constant criticism of the engines being underpowered.  It looks like the engine program went very well and the MoD isn't buying interim engined aircraft as initially expected.  Now they are going straight to 11k kg dry and 19k kg with burners.  

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Is-Be Mon, 07/02/2018 - 03:31 Permalink

A gorgeous work of art.

The Russians should be rightly proud of it.

But so outdated!

Townsend Brown's device produces 200 times the thrust of a jet engine per watt by producing its own gravity field.

The aircraft and crew Fall in the desired direction. Therefore the crew experience Zero acceleration forces in even the most severe manoeuvre. (One feels no acceleration when accelerating in a gravity field).

And that, dear boys and girls, is what $21T buys you.

LibertarianMenace evokanivo Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:15 Permalink

He did mention a development cost of $21T. You got in on you?

 

It's not implausible that .guvs around the globe work, like the mafia, with two sets of books: the science they expose for public consumption, and then the black, dark matter projects stuff, that they don't.

 

c.f. Nick Cook's The Hunt for Zero Point, re The Legend, where he discusses this very thing.

 

 

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Is-Be evokanivo Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:06 Permalink

Build your own and be rich 

Townsend Brown showed his work to his friend Admiral Rickover, who told him to not persue it any further.

Why?

Why would the US navy not be interested in a revolutionary aerial technology? Why would Rickover, a bright guy, just not be interested? And in fact be totally opposed?

This was in 1958.

We've come a long way since 1958.

Would the commercial airlines be interested in an engine that produces 200 times the thrust PER kW than a jet engine? Is the Pope a Catholic?

Ah! But here's the rub. Commercial airline executives, although ruthless and tough, are no match for the alphabet soup agencies.

Of cause "conspiracy theory" is a CIA slur. The same CIA whose bread and butter are conspiracies.

And i remind you all that incredulity is not an argument.

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STP Lex_Luthor Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:37 Permalink

Remember, the F22 or F35 are only stealthy head on.  They are made to engage at BVR or Beyond Visual Range, head on with the opponent.  Once they turn, they are no longer stealthy.  Also, long wave radar and other technologies are making stealth harder and harder to achieve.  What happens when the real dog fighting begins and they've got to turn and burn with even aircraft like the Sukhoi SU-35?  Which one, would you put your money on?

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adampeart Mon, 07/02/2018 - 04:35 Permalink

So next year they’ll have a whopping dozen? Lockheed’s delivered 348 F-35’s already(though it’d be nice if they could fly.) The US still has more aircraft carriers than the rest of the combined world, for perspective. All of this stuff is irrelevant anyway since the next REAL war(not the bombing of goat fuckers we presently call “war”) will be fought with EMP’s and nerds behind computer screens.