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Manufacturers fifth generation fighter, the su-57 has provided a discount of 20 percent on the purchase of aircraft for the needs of the aerospace forces (VKS) Russia. This was stated by the head of state Vladimir Putin, reports TASS.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to him about reducing the cost of lethal devices and weapons. “Agreed on that purchase during the same period of time without increasing the cost 76 of these aircraft”, — he explained.
The Russian leader has reminded that earlier it was planned to buy 16 su-57 by 2028. He concluded that the Russian defence industry do not fulfill the orders in this volume the last 40 years.
Before may 15, Putin announced the purchase of 76 su-57. Appropriate comprehensive the contract will be signed in the near future. The head of state said that the need to completely retool the latest three fighter aviation regiment.
Su-57 is the first Russian fighter of the fifth generation. Vehicle is armed with 30-millimeter automatic cannon, and can carry missiles “air-air” and “air-surface”, and various bombs.
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