The first multifunctional fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, entered one of the aviation regiments of the Southern Military District. This was announced on Thursday, January 21, by the press service of the government of the Khabarovsk Territory.
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According to plans for 2021, the aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur will transfer four more such aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces. The regional government, citing the regional industry ministry, reported that by the end of 2024, the Aerospace Forces will have 22 Su-57 fighters.
In total, in accordance with the state contract with the branch of the company “Sukhoi” KnAAZ im. Yu.A. Gagarin “by 2028, 76 such aircraft should be produced in the country. It is noted that the contract for the production of a large batch of fighters by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin was signed during the Army-2018 forum.
The fact that the first fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, entered service with one of the aviation regiments of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the end of December last year, was reported by TASS, citing a source in the military-industrial complex.
Then it became known that the plane would be tested in Akhtubinsk before entering the air regiment.
In September, Izvestia’s sources in the Russian military department and the military-industrial complex reported that covers would be sewn for Russian fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft to protect them from bad weather and hide them from reconnaissance means. The covers made of a special material will also hide aircraft if they are based at an airfield without hangars and sheds.
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.