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The su-34 and su-35, which “is actively supplied to the troops” and su-30CM “solve the problem”, but the future is still for the su-57, told “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, the President of “United aircraft Corporation” (UAC) Yuri Slyusar.
According to him, the Russian fighter fifth generation “fundamentally different opportunities for stealth, given a set of aircraft weapons, the onboard complex defense electronic warfare”.
Commenting on the rumors that the defense Ministry had “no appetite to su-57”, the top Manager noted that “military aircraft satisfied.” “We are now in the testing phase directly by representatives of the Ministry of defense. This machine will determine the appearance of military aircraft of Russia in the near future. Another thing, what speed will be updated”, — said the head of the KLA.
Slusar added that “in the short term,” Russian air force will receive 15 machines su-57, and the discussion in the press regarding the rate of supply of these fighters, “largely contrived”. “In fact, it is an objective of the pace — we call it the first phase of an experimental combat operation of the aircraft. After all, we are actually introducing a new machine type to the Park HQs. This requires, of course, a certain status,” — said a top Manager.
15 Aug Slyusar said that the su-57 can not be compared with the previous generation of aircraft, as the machine has “different systems with completely different functionality”.
The first flight of the su-57 made in 2010. Russian defense Ministry refused the serial procurement of the machine. In the coming years, the Department has planned to receive a total of 12 such fighters.
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