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The Russian su-57 is currently no danger to the F-22 Raptor, but in the future the situation may change, says The National Interest.
“Is su-57 real challenge for F-22 Raptor? The answer right now — no”, — writes the edition. American magazine notes that the situation may change in the middle of the 2020-ies, when the Russian aircraft will receive is the engine of the first stage of the AL-41F1 power unit “Product 30”.
According to the newspaper, su-57 is not implemented stealth technology like the F-22 Raptor, resulting in a second plane to destroy first before they will be discovered. On the other hand, says the magazine, the Russian fighter is able to confuse the American sensors, which increases the probability of collision of aircraft in conditions of direct visibility.
“The visible stage victory will go to those on whose side will the best pilots and, frankly, luck,” the paper concludes.
The American Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor — the world’s first serial fighter of the fifth generation. From 1996 to 2011 produced 195 such aircraft. Because of the cost issue, the F-22 Raptor is suspended in favor of the F-35 Lightning II.
Promising Russian multipurpose fighter of the fifth generation su-57 development of “Dry” needs to distinguish between high maneuverability and powerful electronic system. The first batch of 12 cars in the Russian space forces should arrive in 2019.
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