The first fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, entered service with one of the air regiments of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia. This was announced on December 25 by a TASS source in the military-industrial complex.
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“The Aerospace Forces received the first serial Su-57. It entered service with one of the air regiments of the Southern Military District, ”said the source of the news agency.
He noted that in 2021, the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive four more such fighters.
In December, The National Interest wrote that the Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighter poses a real threat to NATO for five reasons. In particular, the author of the article called its aerodynamics one of the advantages – the design of the fighter provides it with the highest level of maneuverability and excellent characteristics for conducting air combat.
In September, it became known that covers would be sewn for Russian fifth-generation aircraft to protect them from bad weather and hide them from reconnaissance means. Each aircraft will receive more than a dozen covers – separately for the wheels, lower, central and rear fuselage, wings, cockpit, nozzle, stabilizers, air intakes and other parts of the structure.
In August, Andrey Silkin, the general director of the Technologiya ORPP enterprise, said that the glazing of the newest Russian Su-57 fighter could protect from the light of a nuclear explosion, Gazeta.ru writes.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation Russian fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and surface targets. The car can reach speeds of up to 2.6 thousand km / h.