More Ambitious, Russia Wants to Build a Navy Version of the Su-57 Felon fighter

More Ambitious, Russia Wants to Build a Navy Version of the Su-57 Felon fighter
Two Sukhoi Su-57 Felon Fighter

Moscow - Russia's fifth-generation Su-57 fighter looks set to have a Navy version. This was announced by Yury Slyusar, CEO of United Aircraft Corporation on August 16 at the Army 2022 international military technical forum.

He mentioned that the Russian Maritime Doctrine calls for developing state-of-the-art aircraft carriers. Quoted from the Eurasian Times, "The basis of the Su-57 program makes it possible to complete the aviation tasks of the Russian Navy in the shortest possible time," the chief executive said. However, he did not provide specifics about the Navy's upcoming fighter aircraft or a timeline for the project.

As is known, the Sukhoi Su-57 is a fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft built by Russia and claimed by the developer to be able to eliminate all air, land and sea targets. The aircraft is also equipped with stealth technology and makes extensive use of composite materials.

In addition, the Su-57 fighter jet is equipped with the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment. These included a powerful onboard computer (called an electronic second pilot), a radar system spread across its body, and other innovations.

Meanwhile, the US has succeeded in operationalizing and exporting the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jet at a time when Russia is having difficulty operating the Su-57, let alone exporting it. By the end of 2024, the Russian aerospace force will have 22 Su-57 fighters. Then, by 2028, that number will increase to 76.

It should be noted that in 2020, the Russian military received its first Su-57 fighter. The fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet will undergo testing in Russia this fall with an upgraded communications suite.

According to Slyusar, 4 fifth-generation Su-57 multirole fighter jets in serial production were built today under a state contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense. "Under the state contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for serial production of the Su-57, 4 aircraft have been built as of today," he said.

The delivery of the next batch of aircraft is also planned to be carried out this year. Apparently, Russia has ambitious plans regarding fighter jets. The reason is, Russia has previously announced that Checkmate will fly in 2024.

Quoted from Bulgarian Military, Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov in a statement to Interfax said that Checkmate already had a good pass. “Since the project was presented at MAKS 2021, feedback has been received from potential customers.

Work was also carried out to optimize costs and analyze technical solutions that would allow a significant increase in competitiveness. Commercial appeal reduces the technical risk of developing domestic single-engine aircraft," he said.

Manturov also announced that Russia plans to start test flights of the Su-75 in early 2024. “In the shortest possible time. Work on the Skakmat aircraft is now in preparation for the production of the first prototype,” concluded the Deputy Prime Minister in his remarks.

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