In the USA, the main purpose of the Su-57 was revealed


The Russian Su-57 fighter is most often talked about in the context of its ability to gain air superiority during the confrontation with the F-15 and F-22. However, experts from The Military Watch Magazine call the main role of this aircraft an effective opening of the enemy's air defense.


The fighter's powerful electronic system allows it to act as an "air sniper", delivering high-precision strikes against key enemy targets. In addition to the main radar in the nose of the aircraft, the Su-57 is equipped with side and rear-view radars, which provide the pilot with the most complete information about the combat situation both in the air and on the ground.

The Kh-58USHKE anti-radar missile is about five meters long and has a range of more than 150 km and is a potentially ideal weapon for the "sniper" role of a fighter. The missile is guided by the radiation of the enemy radar, which makes it ideal for breaking through the enemy's air defense network and "blinding" its ground systems. Also, the X-58USHKE poses a great danger to the "flying radars" E-2 Hawkeye and E-3 Sentry.

The Su-57 fighter itself has a low level of visibility in the radar, optical and infrared ranges of visibility, which will allow the aircraft to successfully break through into the enemy air defense zone.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 8 February 2021 13: 52
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    The Russian Su-57 fighter is most often talked about in the context of its ability to gain air superiority during the confrontation with the F-15 and F-22. However, experts from The Military Watch Magazine call the main role of this aircraft an effective opening of the enemy's air defense.

    - Yes, of course ... - Damn, it was given to everyone ... - these are "the ability to gain air superiority during the confrontation with the F-15 and F-22" ... - What; someone was going to arrange air battles ??? - What aerial battles ??? - Yes, who will find whom earlier and from the longest distance will hit the enemy with a very good air-to-air missile; and he himself will go "out of reach" (here all the hope is for his own AFAR; and not for super maneuverability and the ability to be able to do "aerial somersaults") ... - he won ...
    - Today, the main thing ... is to be able to bypass the air defense of China in a very diverse way and manage to deliver very accurate destructive strikes ... - But Russia today has very, very few such strike weapons from the Aerospace Forces ...
    - As there was hope for our missile systems ... - so this hope still dominates today ...
    - So VKS ... is not bad; but the INF and nuclear weapons ... - and remained in charge ...
    1. Alexey Sergeev Offline Alexey Sergeev
      Alexey Sergeev (Alexey Sergeev) 11 February 2021 08: 12
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      Today, the main thing ... is to be able to bypass China's air defenses in a very diverse way and manage to deliver very accurate destructive strikes

      What kind of sedition: blows on China? belay
      After all, he is our friend and brother (well, he killed some of our people for a piece of our own land 60 years ago) wink
      Well, the most terrible enemy is the United States (with which there have never been armed conflicts), which is about to try to capture us smile
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 11 February 2021 10: 18
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        After all, he is our friend and brother (well, he killed some of our people for a piece of our own land 60 years ago)

        - Yes, a bitter and sad joke ...
        - Well, but today's reality for Russia ...; or more precisely ... - specifically for the Russian Aerospace Forces ... - to be able to, with the help of a small number of Aerospace Forces forces ... - with literally a handful of Russian shock troops ... more or less modern aircraft of our Russian Aerospace Forces ... numerous swarm of Chinese fighters ... - our own Russian "analogs" ... and without engaging with them in military clashes) ... - have time to strike and hack Chinese air defense systems ... - In order for the strikes of our INF their targets and hit Chinese targets ... - Otherwise ... - only use nuclear weapons ...
        - Of course ... - from this small handful of our modern attack aircraft, nothing will remain ... - but they can still manage to fulfill their mission ...
        - There are simply no other options ...
        1. Alexey Sergeev Offline Alexey Sergeev
          Alexey Sergeev (Alexey Sergeev) 11 February 2021 10: 29
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          It is necessary to optimize costs, with a limited military budget (Chinese $ 250 billion - like our whole).
          And then we have: 2 attack helicopters, 3 MBTs, a bunch of incompatible ATGMs NOT 3 generations, etc.
          1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
            gorenina91 (Irina) 11 February 2021 10: 34
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            And then we have: 2 attack helicopters, 3 MBTs, a bunch of incompatible ATGMs NOT 3 generations, etc.

            - Yes, all these our "formidable" Russian Aerospace Forces can be deployed on Chinese aircraft carriers ...
            - Another bitter and sad joke ...
            - My pluses to you ...
            1. Alexey Sergeev Offline Alexey Sergeev
              Alexey Sergeev (Alexey Sergeev) 11 February 2021 12: 48
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              I meant that we have as many as 2 types of new (relatively) attack helicopters - Mi-28 and Ka-52, 3 types of MBT - T-90, T-72 and T-80 ..
              For comparison, in the wealthy US:
              1 modern attack helicopter - "Apache" ("Cobra" - like our Mi-24, a lot has been built and is just being modernized),
              1 type of MBT - Abrams.
              Well, etc.
              The fleet of aircraft still does not fit on the Chinese AB, unless only on the American (fighters). smile
  2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 9 February 2021 18: 01
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    What kind of conquest are we talking about, how can one single plane conquer anything?
    1. Alexey Sergeev Offline Alexey Sergeev
      Alexey Sergeev (Alexey Sergeev) 11 February 2021 07: 52
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      Everyone will be afraid to meet him first smile
  3. Alexey Sergeev Offline Alexey Sergeev
    Alexey Sergeev (Alexey Sergeev) 11 February 2021 07: 59
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    About Kh-58USHKE: weight 650kg - excessive. HARM has 360kg, you can take more of them for a flight, which is especially important when breaking through air defense.
    HARM is a redesigned AIM-7 “Sparrow”, with a passive seeker and an increased (from 40 to 60 kg) warhead.
    What prevents to make a full-fledged "light" PRR based on the R-27ER (in the same class as the AIM-7)? She will also have better speed characteristics.
    There is a modification of the R-27EP, but only the defeat of AWACS and jammers is declared for it. IMHO, too narrow a specialization to carry with you. (AIM-120, for comparison, just has an additional jamming aiming mode).
    With a little refinement, it will be able to hit ground-based radars.