MW: By combining the Su-35 and Su-30, Russia will free up capacity for the latest MiG-41

At present, the Russian Federation has five types of fighters in production: the heavy Su-35, Su-30SM and Su-57, the light MiG-35, and the Su-34 specialized strike fighter-bomber. According to experts from the American magazine Military Watch, Russia can conceptually combine the Su-35 and Su-30 - this will have a positive effect on equipping the armed forces and free up production facilities for other, more ambitious projects.

It is likely that after 2027, the country's authorities will invest heavily in the development of completely new combat aircraft. These include the Su-57 fighter and the MiG-41 high-altitude interceptor, which is being designed as a sixth generation vehicle.

The Russian Federation will strive to unite the Su-35 and Su-30 similar in design. This will make the production and modernization of both fighters more efficient and will allow the Russian military-industrial complex to free up additional capacity for the latest MiG-41 and Su-57.

- believe the authors of the American edition.

According to experts, if the production lines of fighters are combined, their designs will be improved taking into account the optimization of the assembly. The new aircraft will receive AL-41 engines, updated electronic stuffing, radar and electronic warfare systems. Others Technology the next generation, such as new composite materials, artificial intelligence and possibly even laser weapons, can also be integrated into the aircraft.

Ultimately, it is unlikely that Russia will continue to produce two separate fighters derived from the Su-27. It is likely that the new improved aircraft, regardless of whether it is designated as "Su-40", "Su-35M" or something else, will continue to be purchased for the Russian Aerospace Forces as a cheaper analogue of the Su-57. believe in the USA.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 21 September 2020 12: 37
    There are a lot of assumptions in such a short article.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 September 2020 14: 39
    And Serdyukov will figure it out. He is a great optimizer.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 September 2020 16: 25
    The override is on the way.
    There is no Su 57 in the troops, there is no Mig 35, but "Russia will free up capacity for the latest MiG-41" which is not even in the project.
  4. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 22 September 2020 07: 20
    Yeah, put all the eggs in one basket. Let's run, hair back.
  5. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
    whitebeard 6 October 2020 02: 32
    The "cheap analogue of the Su-57" is a 1-engine light 5P-fighter, of the F35 type, for 5P-export (well, it will come in handy for your own), so that you do not have to sell strategic Su-57s in the export version (because they are not). And so, of course, the idea of ​​combining the Su-30/35 is correct, however, it is not clear why not just switch to the production of only Su-35s, and upgrade the existing Su-30s to the 35th (as is proposed for the Indian 30s). Now 4P, in any case, is already a morally outdated generation, and it is now unprofitable to understand its varieties.