Why India won't buy the Su-57 despite all its advantages

Since the days of the Soviet Union, Russia has been a reliable partner of India in the production and supply of weapons. As part of military cooperation, New Delhi and Moscow have begun jointly developing an improved version of the fifth generation Su-57 fighter. However, India has decided to withdraw from this project and refuses to buy Russian planes, writes The Eurasian Times.

According to the head of the Department of International Cooperation and Regional policy "Rostec" Viktor Kladov, the new Russian fighter meets all the requirements of the Indians and has a number of advantages over Western counterparts.

It is a very versatile, multipurpose advanced aircraft that can perform a wide range of missions: air-to-air, air-to-ground, naval targets; it can operate in conjunction with the UAV. This is a completely new level of the military of technologies

- notes the head of the department.

Why does India refuse to buy the Su-57, despite all its objective advantages? According to Indian experts, the aircraft is characterized by low stealth characteristics - India, on the other hand, hoped to get a "stealth" capable of penetrating enemy airspace, destroying nuclear weapons. In addition, there are doubts about the reliability of the fighter's radar.

The Indians are also unhappy that the Su-57 will be equipped with an overly complex engine, so it will need to be sent to Russia for service.

India, apparently, does not want to be content with something secondary, focusing on creating a fighter with a more advanced engine and better stealth.

- believe the correspondents of the publication.
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  1. fider Offline fider
    fider (feeder) 14 October 2020 14: 16
    Why India won't buy the Su-57, despite all its advantages

    The author was ashamed to subscribe, and he did the right thing. He did not read the headline further. laughing it has ADVANTAGES. tongue
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 October 2020 15: 20
    Everybody lies, everybody.
    There is nothing to buy, it is also not worth it in service.

    And the Indians were already stuck with common projects. Their dancers have already managed to complete their careers, and the finish of projects is still in the haze of promises ...
    1. Voyager Offline Voyager
      Voyager ( Andrew) 15 October 2020 18: 01
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      There is nothing to buy, it is also not worth it in service.

      The F-35 was actually sold to many countries long before readiness and mass production.

      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      And the Indians were already stuck with common projects.

      And the Indians again and again are prone to their own ego and desire to get everything at once.
  3. semen Offline semen
    semen (semen) 15 October 2020 03: 25
    Wanting is not harmful ... they can buy from Americans or make them themselves ...
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 October 2020 11: 22
    topic not disclosed, deuce
  5. Azhdaha Offline Azhdaha
    Azhdaha (Andrei) 25 October 2020 10: 47
    As you name the yacht, so it will sail. The plane had to be in export version, for India, called "Viman-57".
  6. Berkham Ali-Tyan (Berkham Ali-Tyan) 8 November 2020 16: 07
    Personally, it seems to me that India will not buy for only one reason: the corruption component in the cost of the SU is too small - these are not French planes, where under 70 million each was allocated for distribution to generals.
  7. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 12 November 2020 19: 14
    The Su-57 will be equipped with an overly complex engine, so it will need to be sent to Russia for servicing.

    Apparently this means:
    Is India not happy that engine technology will not be transferred?

    In general, it is strange that the resource of the engine is not so large, i.e. you need to do this often enough.

    On the f35, in my opinion, it is provided that the engine can be replaced directly on the aircraft carrier.