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American F-15C Eagle, which account for half of all fighters, standing on the arms of Military-air forces of the USA will not be able to resist Russian fifth generation fighter, the su-57 without a major upgrade. This writes the American edition The National Interest.
As noted in the article, currently the su-57 is superior to many of the world’s fighters and maneuverability, and armament. While the F-15C to have the opportunity to resist Russian plane will need serious upgrading and equipping new weapons.
In particular, writes The National Interest, theoretically, the American fighter can get the module Legion, which is being developed by Lockheed Martin. Thanks to him, F-15C would be able to detect aircraft, built using stealth technology, including su-57, and strike.
“However, the su-57 would survive after the initial volley, and F-15C will be at a disadvantage compared to the extremely maneuverable Russian fighters,” — says the publication. In this case, the survival of the American fighter will depend entirely on the professionalism of the pilots.
In March it was reported that the Russian fifth generation fighter, the su-57 is inferior to the American F-35 Lightning II stealth, but surpasses it in range, speed and maneuverability.
Su-57 is the first Russian fighter of the fifth generation. Vehicle is armed with 30-millimeter automatic cannon, can carry missiles “air-air” and “air-surface”, and various bombs.
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