The first serial Su-57 was transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces

The first serial Russian fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, was handed over to the Aerospace Forces. Reported by the agency RIA News with reference to a reliable source.

It is worth noting that the entry of a promising combat aircraft into service should have taken place earlier. However, due to the crash of the Su-57 (which was to become the first production vehicle) in December 2019, plans have shifted.

However, back in the summer of 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that there was no need to speed up the mass production of the fifth generation aircraft. The Russian fourth-generation Su-35 multipurpose fighter not only copes with the assigned tasks, but is also considered one of the best in the world in its class.

It is worth recalling that the international community's attitude towards our newest fighter jet is, to put it mildly, biased. In August, American analysts Ryan Bauer and Peter Wilson classified the Su-57 as the fourth generation. At the same time, a month earlier, the Chinese portal Global Times called the fifth generation fighters F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II and even J-20, "modestly" keeping silent about our Su-57.

According to the plan, 2028 Su-76 units will be adopted by 57.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 December 2020 14: 05
    Today, weapons and tactics are changing dramatically, a critical time, therefore, there is no need to rush into mass deliveries (so that it does not happen like in 1941, thousands of obsolete T-26, BT-5,7 tanks fell prey to new rapid-fire anti-tank artillery and aviation attack aircraft) ... The massive use of UAVs and their own range of air-to-air weapons is foreseen, here it will win with more advanced weapons, and fifth-generation aircraft are still from the old era of battles ...
  2. Uneven Offline Uneven
    Uneven (X) 25 December 2020 16: 55
    In less than a year, the second will be bought! (But it is not exactly).
    1. Uneven Offline Uneven
      Uneven (X) 25 December 2020 17: 02
      Fifth generation aircraft fifth generation aircraft ... from the old era of battles

      these are the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II and the Chinese Chengdu J-20.
      Wouldn't it be difficult for you to give an example of "sixth generation aircraft from the modern battle age"?

      The Pentagon has tested a prototype of the world's first sixth-generation fighter under the Next Generation Air Dominance program, US Air Force Assistant Secretary of State Will Roper said. He noted that the X-plane was created with the active use of digital engineering. If the US Congress approves this program, 50-80 sixth-generation fighters will be added to the ranks of the Air Force every year.
      1. Uneven Offline Uneven
        Uneven (X) 25 December 2020 17: 08
        A little about the plane "from the old era of battles":

        In the US, the J-20 was recognized as better than the Su-57. China in most cases has overtaken Russia in the development of fighters. By many indications, this gap will widen every day, as the J-20 fleet grows and develops, while the Russian Su-57 program stagnates to the point of unnecessary
      2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 December 2020 18: 12
        As an example, the war in Krabakh, there the aviation did not rise because of the strong air defense of both sides (S-300). So the fifth generation will pick up a key (if they have not already picked it up) and leave them on the ground. Here is a cheap mass flying weapon (UAV) worked to its fullest, and even the losses are not as sensitive, the loss of iron is only a matter of a certain amount of money (orders of magnitude lower than the 5th generation aircraft) .. The future belongs to the massive network-centric use of UAVs and loitering ammunition, but the fifth generation of aircraft does not see a wide space here ...
  3. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 26 December 2020 03: 30
    According to the plan, 2028 Su-76 units will be adopted by 57.

    10 per year is doubtful.
  4. Warrior Offline Warrior
    Warrior 26 December 2020 18: 01
    The US is NOT worth paying attention to with their ambition.
    Our Su-57 aircraft for the United States and China is already the 6th generation, that is, the United States and China have already lagged behind Russia ... and it is not possible to catch up ..
    Glory to the Great Russia!
    1. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
      Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 20 January 2021 08: 04
      I think even generation 6 +++++++! It's important not to take off, anything can happen in the air!
  5. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 20 January 2021 08: 03
    Now NATO will come to an end, this is without, the newest unparalleled analogues, they dispersed all THEIR Air Force, and now- Just UH!