Su-57 fly to Africa: Russia made India regret giving up fighters

Apparently, the first Russian fifth-generation Su-57 fighters in export performance will still fly to Africa. Multiple media outlets around the world report that Algeria has signed a $ 2 billion contract with Russia to purchase 14 of these superior, high-tech aircraft. Will India become at least the second importer of the Su-57? The Indian edition of the EurAsian Times has attended to this issue.

However, we cannot confirm the veracity of these messages. Moreover, the industrial director of the Rostec aviation complex, Anatoly Serdyukov, said back in September 2020 that until a sufficient number of Su-57s appear in the Russian Aerospace Forces, there will hardly be a noticeable demand for it in the world. He explained that the time has not yet come for export deliveries, but promotions are underway. Rosoboronexport also said that the Su-57 would not be exported earlier than in 5-7 years.

Thus, it seems unlikely that the Algerians signed the above-mentioned contract with the Russians, and there were no accompanying statements from any of the countries. But Algeria does intend to buy this plane. Moreover, the Algerians announced their intentions back in 2019. They have a real interest. They have staked out a spot and are just waiting for Russia to announce that the Su-57 has received an export license.

Algeria has always been a priority buyer of weapons for Moscow. The Algerians were the first to receive MiG-25 high-altitude interceptors from the USSR. After that, the provocations of the Moroccan Air Force on the border stopped. Algeria possesses the S-400 air defense system, the Pantsir-SM air defense missile system, the Iskander OTRK and other weapons systems. Therefore, there is no doubt that the Su-57 will appear in Algeria, even in 2027, and will become the first fifth-generation aircraft in Africa.

At the same time, India abandoned such a fighter and will regret it. The Indians withdrew from the joint fifth-generation fighter program (FGFA) with the Russians, unwilling to make efforts to create an improved version of the Su-57. New Delhi could save time and money, and most importantly, get Technology and aircraft manufacturing. The joint development was supposed to be a win-win for both countries. But everything turned out to be too complicated for India.

Now the Indian Air Force is experiencing a critical shortage of such aircraft, due to the growing pressure from the Chinese Air Force. Implementation of its own Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program will take an unknown number of years. Indian experts believe that the Indian Armed Forces will not be able to withstand the PLA if they have to wait another decade for a fifth generation fighter. Thus, the acquisition of the Su-57 is the only option for the Indian Air Force, if they intend to stay in the game, the publication concluded.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 1 December 2020 20: 09
    article from the OBS series
  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 1 December 2020 20: 11
    There is no need to run in front of the locomotive - as long as no one is flying anywhere, and whether it will fly at all is a big question. And the Indians, it seems, are deciding to finally give up the purchase of Russian combat aircraft and do not feel much regret about leaving the joint program.
    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 1 December 2020 22: 23
      The Indians turned out to be smarter than the Algerians ...
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 1 December 2020 22: 24
        This is undoubtedly ...
        1. boriz Offline boriz
          boriz (boriz) 2 December 2020 12: 48
          Gaddafi turned out to be smarter than the Algerians.
          Just before he died, he regretted it.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 December 2020 22: 21
    The anonymous people got it wrong again. Recently there were similar articles, referring to Indian dancers, but even there they did not categorically claim ...

    And Algeria ordered conventional, already tested aircraft ...
  4. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 2 December 2020 08: 54
    For 10-15 years, non-existent Su-57s are shot down by dozens of already elderly F-22s on the Internet. Now there is a new trend - Turkey, Algeria, India, Egypt are buying hundreds of the wonderful Su-57, which in fact did not go into production ...
    It's not clear why publish fake articles on the site?
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 2 December 2020 10: 21
      We must give something spirit-lifting.
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 2 December 2020 12: 49
        How would Iran not arrange a lift for you. To unprecedented heights.
        1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
          Alexzn (Alexander) 2 December 2020 13: 52
          Does this have something to do with the proposed news?
        2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 2 December 2020 17: 37
          We tried to arrange such things more than once, having gathered together, and even with the full support of the great-mighty. Then, for a long time, the worn pants were washed and the UN cried at the cruel Israelis.
    2. white gentleman Offline white gentleman
      white gentleman (Ivan) 2 December 2020 13: 45
      The first serial miracle device crashed a year ago, but last month they made a second one, which has not yet crashed. But for the third, expected in 2021 or 2022, there is a queue of Algerians who, in fact, do not need to pay for Russian weapons due to the previous debts written off by Putin for $ 4.7 billion.
    3. white gentleman Offline white gentleman
      white gentleman (Ivan) 2 December 2020 13: 50
      Quote: AlexZN
      It's not clear why publish fake articles on the site?

      "People, people! Ordinary people asked for it simply. They asked!" - said the deputy Tereshkova, answering the question of the journalist of the publication.
  5. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
    sgrabik (Sergei) 2 December 2020 14: 18
    The only thing we can definitely say is that until all the contracted 80 aircraft for the Russian Aerospace Forces are built, they will definitely not be exported until then !!!
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 December 2020 16: 19
    Su-57 fly to Africa: Russia made India regret for abandoning fighters

    - Yes, of course ... - India may remain in a state of bitter regret about the lost opportunity ... - After all, if India backs down and still wants to acquire Russian Su-57; then ... then ... then Russia may already set new counter-binding conditions to India ... - namely:
    - Without fail to each supplied Su-57 ... -India will be obliged in addition to purchase a batch of Russian Armata tanks (T-14) ...
    - Only this way ... and not otherwise ... -Hahah ...
  7. Dmitry Donskoy Offline Dmitry Donskoy
    Dmitry Donskoy (Dmitry Donskoy) 3 December 2020 08: 43
    It will never fly, one plane a year production
  8. aliev58 Offline aliev58
    aliev58 (Airat Aliev) 3 December 2020 09: 59
    The Indians will fly on French frog plywood.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 3 December 2020 16: 04
      Dmitry Donskoy, your information is not correct, from 2024 12 aircraft will be produced per year with a stage 2 engine.
  9. Ren_2 Offline Ren_2
    Ren_2 (rinat isyanguzhin) 3 December 2020 11: 09
    It is unlikely that Algeria will buy a su 57 since this plane is not even produced.
    1. Lev Dubikovsky Offline Lev Dubikovsky
      Lev Dubikovsky (Lev Dubikovsky) 3 December 2020 16: 26
      in this context, the sentence must be written "not produced", without b!. Well, in fact, illiteracy is not only in writing, but also in ignorance of the topic.
  10. alexey3312 Offline alexey3312
    alexey3312 (Alexey) 3 December 2020 12: 14
    The Indians kicked up because we just refused to transfer the basic production technologies to them. Engines, avionics, electronics, and that was all they needed. And we needed their money. Well, it did not grow together ........
  11. Lev Dubikovsky Offline Lev Dubikovsky
    Lev Dubikovsky (Lev Dubikovsky) 3 December 2020 16: 24
    that yes ... Serdyukov .... he knows exactly what, where and how !!! Corporal Stouretkin! Shame on Russia !!
  12. Miron_1 Offline Miron_1
    Miron_1 (Miron 1) 7 December 2020 10: 59
    After Karabakh, when non-stealth planes simply could not take off (physically), the absence of the PAK-FA caused Volodya to move to a building 30 meters below his apartment.
    In the hope that he does not really like there, we can expect the creation of serial PAK-FA.
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