Russia Deploys Two More Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters In Syria – Reports

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On February 23, two more advanced Su-57 stealth fighter jets were deployed by the Russian Aerospace Forces at their Hmeimim airbase, near the Syrian coastal city of Jableh, according to photos published by Syrian pro-government activists.

The photos showed the two stealth fighter jets approaching Hmeimim. The Su-57 warplanes were escorted by a Su-30SM multirole fighter jet.

Russia Deploys Two More Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters In Syria – Reports

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The activists also revealed that the Russian Aerospace Forces had deployed a second A-50U airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) plane at the Hmeimim airbase. The second A-50U has the serial number (41 Red), according to the released photos.

Russia Deploys Two More Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters In Syria – Reports

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The Russian Aerospace Forces deployed two Su-57 stealth fighter jets, four Su-35 warplanes, four Su-25 warplanes and an A-50U AEW&C plane at the Hmeimim airbase on February 21.

Experts believe that the advanced Su-57 stealth fighter jets were deployed in Syria in order to conduct several tests in a real battlefield environment. These tests may include testing of advance guided air to ground weapons. Russia has previously tested several modern weapon systems, including the state of the art Iskander missile system, in Syria.

So far, the Ministry of Defense of Russia has not commented on the deployment of the Su-57 stealth fighters in Syria. Nonetheless, the U.S. Department of Defense stated on February 23 that the deployment of these advances jets don’t pose any threats to the US-led coalition in Syria.

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  • kladivo na kiskok.k.tov

    God save great russian nation against US-zion terrorist

    • velociraptor

      then is already lost

      • HighLord Gaz

        Poor little seppo troll…. his dreams of global domination come crashing down….

  • gustavo

    The reason why Su-57’s do not put any treat to US-coalition is because their plane will try to be very far away from Su-57’s. That is understandable.

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  • Redadmiral

    This is a very interesting deployment

    • FlorianGeyer

      Its also a warning to the French that they should keep out of Syria as well I think.

    • HighLord Gaz

      T-50 presence may cause the IAF to fit reflectors to their F-35s so their stealth signatures can’t be scoped… so taht will be a great advantage to Syrian air defense systems looking for IAF birds to swat from the Occupied Golan or Lebanese airspace…

  • Wanklord

    The following article is dedicated to Putin cheerleaders & russophiles:
    “…We do not consider these [Su-57] jets to be a threat to our operations in Syria, and will continue to deconflict operations as necessary…”
    DoD: Russian Su-57 Fighter Jets Pose No Threat to Coalition Operations in Syria
    https://sputniknews.com/us/201802231061916495-pentagon-see-russia-fifth-gen-fighter-threat/

    One more evidence that those Russian-made fifth generation fighters are incapable of deterring US/NATO/Israel air operations over Syrian airspace; American-NATO-IDF/AF warplanes will keep destroying SAA-IRGC-Hezbollah targets whenever they deem appropriate regardless if the SU-57s are in Syria trying to project some sort of “air superiority.” In a few words, the Russian Air Force never gained control over the skies in Syria despite having a “mighty” arsenal.

    • Serious

      I still wonder why everybody stop defeating ISIS.

      Of course, without ISIS, no “coalition”. But, Syria also doesn’t seem to be eager to finish off ISIS.

      • bernie garland

        Wanklord,you’ve knocked out 50% of Syrian air defense according too the Yids,why not go in for the other half lol ?

        • velociraptor

          it will come.

          • FlorianGeyer

            You really must remember that the Joooos only feel safe when murdering civilians.

          • ruca

            Piss off kike

        • ruca

          After all, it’s the lord of wank

      • FlorianGeyer

        I would think that after Ghouta is cleared from the US Coalition of Terrorists that the ISIS Pocket close by will be cleared next

    • Redadmiral

      Do you get paid by the word or the column? Time to try peddling your Bullshite in Arkansas or Nebraska……..

    • Hrky75

      Hey wanker, can you imagine DoD spokesperson saying something like – We have been spending 100s of bns of tax payers $ since 1990s pushing the myth that only US can built super-extra-stealthy 5 generation planes. During that time we have been caught numerous times with both paws in the cookie jar. We broke every possible deadline and spent far more money then was ever considered possible to get F-22 that is not really water proof and F-35 that doesn’t actually fly – but still US has stealth and “the bad guys” don’t. So it was worth the price, because we could achieve absolute air-impunity against every adversary. Only now Russia just might prove us wrong and for the fraction of costs….Yeah, DoD would never paddle propaganda and false news – they would die for truth…

      • velociraptor

        the myth that only US can built super-extra-stealthy 5 generation planes.

        until this minute is this true! PAK is still in development…

        • Hrky75

          Really? In development as in still a rough drawing on a piece of paper or 2 dozen copies built and being tested in a war zone with real missiles flying around…Believing in a propaganda of your choosing i can understand – but closing your eyes to evidence – 18,5 tons of it flying around – now that’s plain dumb…

          • Orcbuu

            OFC they have other weapons of defense or attack im pretty sure, we just do not know it. I myself have seen things you wouldnt believe.
            And that is a good thing!

          • velociraptor

            2 dozens built? wha do you smoke, boy?!

            these paks are with old engines.

          • Hrky75

            …nope. new engines AL-41F1 just not the final version izdeliye 30… and yes 2 dozen. Because it would be too much of a poker play to place say 40% of your assets in a war zone just to show off – and Russians play chess not poker and don’t know how to bluff…

          • velociraptor

            the notr final = old engine

            russian mod ordered 11
            so, less then 1 dozen. and only 5 pieces were manufactured.

          • Sinbad2

            Yeah the American way of selling a few hundred planes, before they know if they work, is much better isn’t it?

            Correction
            Yeah the American way of selling a few hundred planes, before people find out they don’t work, is much better isn’t it?

          • HighLord Gaz

            its responsible to keep numbers low until the tests are complete and the RuAF accepts the plane as ready. The serial production can begin.

            What don’t you understand about this simple dynamic? Not everyone does what LM do and churns out half-finished POS like early mdoel F-35 then demands a big bag of cash to fix the faulty units…

          • Hrky75

            Hey dumb-ass – yes new, and then another more modern in a couple of years – as oppose to US engine made some time in the late 1980s. 11 on order yes but according to Wikipedia – did you count them personally getting off the assembly lines. You really think Russians will advertise the real number just so that you can shit post some … As i said if the Russians are willing to risk new and untested technology around whose performance revolve military, geopolitical and economic interests worth literally the whole world – the yes 2 dozen planes at least…

          • HighLord Gaz

            old engines…. yeah, the old BS canard from clowns who know nothing and ignore that fact that the AL-41F1 is a very good intermediate engine which powers the Su-35S.

            But hey, whatever allows you to cry yerself to sleep at night…

        • HighLord Gaz

          If it been deployed to Syria then clearly the RuAF believe it to be combat capable… Of course, we can’t expect a hate-filled F-22 fan-boi cocksucker like you to admit inconvenient facts that might cause you to cry….

        • ruca

          So far it’s not choking pilots. It’s already better than the Fudged35.

      • Sinbad2

        The really stunning breakthrough with the SU-57, is its agility. American stealth aircraft have very poor maneuverability. If you can get a lock on an F22, B2, F35, you have a kill, they cannot out maneuver a missile like most fighter aircraft, they are sitting ducks. Even the old F16 can dodge a missile, but not an F22, or F35.

    • Orcbuu

      Tell me how much do they pay you, or are you just an Usefull idiot like so many others to propagade things you youself do not believe if you watch more into YOURSELF.
      How can you be THIS and still be this antagonistic against powers who want to bring a CHANGE of this miserable world we are forced to live in without any bettering of our state in the West, or even the World, do you EVEN understand who the players are, its a game they are playing with our lives. Do you really WANT to have all this bullshit they write into the false RIGHTS in our lands to be for your children? DO YOU EVEN KNOW what rights they have written for the PEOPLE in the future, its already writen down they just do not have it in execution. Its like in Star Wars when the emperor says to all the Clones: Execute rule 66(i guess). We all all Slaves in this world to the Powermongers, dont YOU or at least your Lovedones want to be free of all this SHIT?!
      Stop Beeing a USEFULL IDIOT at Least.

      • ruca

        Nice comment!

    • Luke Hemmming

      That statement is evidence of nothing at all, but typical western government making themselves sound strong. Of course PR dictates that the DoD appears unfazed and strong. Geez don’t you know anything about politics?

    • Ariel Cohen

      Go easy on the wanking buddy . . .it’s making your typing hand too unstable…

    • NeoLeo

      Says a butthurt, russophobic shiteater… and a wanker.

    • Merijn

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/54a6f5db31936dec40c393336d7339a45a91ee1469ec9e6bbb224141e376db41.jpg Russian Su-57 Fighter Jets Pose No Threat to Coalition Operations in Syria….. We developed a Brand New Series of Fighter Jets & We are goin’ to kick’m Russkies asss….

    • HighLord Gaz

      I wonder what this guy does after he’s finished self-pleasuring himself?… I’m guessing he recycles his ammo for next time…

      /slurp, gulp, wipe

      • ruca

        Somebody please give the guy a mint))).

    • Johnny Palomba

      What’s new in this statement? They’ll keep running away as usual with every sukhoi fighter they ever met.

    • ruca

      Your name is appropriate.

    • MANhattan

      russia is on the edge of bancrupcy. that land and its ppl r finished. they have nothing to offer in terms of military. and their leader putin is more a mafia boss than a president.

    • Merijn
  • Hrky75

    Su 57 are likely going to stay in radar shadow of Su-27/30/35s in order not to enable US to “profile it”. On the other hand i can’t see USAF resisting the opportunity to prove they have the better plane and that’s were A-200 and Tu-214 sensors come into play..You’ll basically have US and Russia trying to feel the other plane up while not letting the other side do it to them. Only I’m, afraid that some genius in the Pentagon might come up with a “great” idea of trying to shoot one down just to prove a point.

  • Xanatos

    How many planes can that airbase hold? Has it grown?

    • Johnson Malarkey

      @disqus_6PGRNJHPWR:disqus This is what I dug up about Khmeimim Air Base expansion.
      https://www.rt.com/news/355516-khmeimim-base-russia-enlargement/

    • velociraptor

      The question is:are russians able to defent it? :))

      • HighLord Gaz

        They have so far despite the efforts of Muricas many-billion USD Jihadi army…

        Poor little Murican schmuck… reality won’t conform to his childish dreams? Waaaahhh!!!!!!

  • Prince Teutonic

    There is something brewing…

  • Serious

    Defeat ISIS so that the “US coalition” can go home !!!!

  • Baudouin Jérusalem
    • Sadde

      It makes one dream to fly!

    • velociraptor

      dont put here 100x the same video! Sure you are able to find another one.

      • HighLord Gaz

        Go elsewhere for F-22 gay porn pls…

    • Luke Hemmming

      Awesome thanks for the video. Beautiful planes those jets, so gracious and yet so deadly.

      • BMWA1

        Unlike F35, they can do a loop without falling from the sky!

        • HighLord Gaz

          Unlike an F-35 they can sprint, they can climb, they can turn, they can carry, they can fight…

          Unlike an F-35 they won’t asphyxiate their pilots, or bankrupt the state

  • EoF

    Now, THIS is the Russia i know.

  • Prince Teutonic

    They are here to deter any ideas to implement no-fly zone over East Ghouta…

  • velociraptor
  • wwinsti

    Thoughts …

    If Russia is only showcasing the Su57 like they did with the M29K, I.e., the plane drops a few bombs and fires a few rockets before going home, then this is a wasted effort by RF. A ‘steath’ fighter is the opposite of the modern SAMs the Russians have been showcasing in Syria the last 2 + years. That is to say, stealth aircraft are inherently OFFENSIVE weapons, if they’re not defeating an opponent’s radar, then their deployment to the battlefield is a complete waste.
    Since the Su 57 deployment however, I’ve been thinking this is less and less likely. Think about it, doesn’t this move almost force the Americans to bring the F35 out to play? And wouldn’t that force the US to expose the F35 to the Russia’s combat radar?

    The RF is being more strategic here than manyrealize. Has anyone noticed the frustration and borderline anger some western Writers have displayed by this move? I think they have an inkling if Putin’s real intentions with this, and it’s not some gimmick.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Good point :)

    • John Mason

      You are fairly accurate in your assessment. The SU57 is an attack aircraft and the US bases are illegal. The message to the US coalition is that the game has stepped up a notch or two so when they are told to leave the Russians will have their military well organized, prepared and to strike. Putin has not forgotten the US attack and killing of Russian soldiers and as Putin once stated that the Russians never forget or forgive an act of aggression against them.
      SU57 and the SU35,34,30 need to operate as one unit each with there own functions, combined they are formidable and supported by Kalibr missiles the Russians have Syria covered and Turkey/Israel are on notice also. Next move is from the US, they either back off or start a major conflict but this time Russia is prepared even if NATO decides to attack the Russians have the defences/offences already well placed.

      • velociraptor

        The message to the US coalition is that the game has stepped up

        Be sure, not. Russians have short cock, therefore now have a feeling, it would be good to play with PAK. Americans shit on RuAF in Syria. They know, within 12hours are able completely eliminate russian technique in Syria. This pak game is the same superfluity as was with middle-age Kuznetsov.

        “Putin once stated that the Russians never forget or forgive an act of aggression against them.”

        we see this in case of turkish conflict ….

        russia is whore. for money forgive and forget everything.

        • John Mason

          Why are we blessed with dead shits like you? Don’t
          hold yourself a hostage to current propaganda.

        • Sinbad2

          “Russians have short cock,”
          I defer to your obvious experience in the field.

          • John Mason

            Most men know that size doesn’t matter, what does is how well you use it…

        • HighLord Gaz

          Thanks for so ably demonstrating the fuktard nature of the Murican brain…. so much chest-beating BS, so little understanding…

        • ruca

          The jew just called someone else a whore. Wow.

        • Paul H

          Russia has nuclear subs on call 24/7 in case the US gets an idea like that. The whole headquarters in Qatar would be incinerated you f-ing moron. Its funny how Americans always forget about the great equalizer. They waste all of that money every year on military yet nukes made it obsolete decades ago.

        • Nigel Maund

          Oh Yeah! I see that unlike your chosen name you’re ore like some dumb US chicken ready to be served up at KFC. Since when are you an aeronautical engineer in the defence industry or a F35 pilot who may actually know what they are talking about? I suggest you get back on your tricycle and peddle off and leave the adults here to have a sensible debate?

          • javier

            you all fed the troll. and he’s not even a very good one, rather stupid and self involved

        • Paul

          Velocraptor

        • Merijn
        • Justin

          I was going to reply to your comment but then I realised u have no idea what u are talking about! So I stopped myself! I can easily put down all u said but why waste my time with a dumb ass!

      • Justin

        I disagree! These are here for testing only! There are much better and reliable weapons the Russians could use against the US! Why risk an SU-57when u could use a Mig-31 (fastest aircraft in the world) to shoot a weapon from a long range!
        Or even better, use a Kaliber Cruise missile!
        Or even better again, use an Iskander missile that fly’s at 6km per second!
        But Russia would never risk this cause it means WW3.
        Russia is testing because its a golden opportunity. They might even test Turkey’s F-15’s and F16’s reactions with the Russian stealth! Maybe even fly closer into Turkish airspace! But in reality, the new engines were fitted on Dec 5th! The aircraft just came out of the development stage! They only have 11 of these aircraft! They are there for testing only because a real war is the best opportunity one can have for testing! Hell, the TU-95 and theTU-160 never saw combat until the Syrian war and they were developed the 1960’s!
        So yeah, if Russia wanted to attack anybody, it wouldnt do it with a newly made, barely tested, rare and expensive aircraft! Common sense tells u this! They would use far better and cheaper stand off systems that have a much, much higher potential for success! It pains me to read comments such as urs and wwinsti’s! There is no logic only fantasy thinking!
        Russians have capable aircraft that can do the job and are more suitable if they needed to attack a ground target! They also have a much greater variety of offensive missiles available also! Please stop these silly thoughts and turning them into comments! They are very annoying!

        • John Mason

          Mig31 is an interceptor not a fighter, totally different roles. SU57 is in Syria to engage in combat and to make any adjustments, improvements and most important; pilot training in a conflict zone. Unless you have flown a SU you wouldn’t know how they operate, limitations, shortcomings and as for the pilot the stress not just physical but to be able to adjust to new systems and how/when to engage them.

    • Xanatos

      You are onto something. The are expecting the US to respond and escalate their stealth presence. If that happens, it would give the A50 mainstay much more data to analyze.

      But they let the US get a close look at the SU57. Seems like a price the Russians are willing to pay. Maybe these are their deliberately less stealthy prototypes.

      • Nigel Maund

        I think that’s a distinct possibility. No one needs to show and potentially lose their most advanced weapons without a very good reason. Syria does not yet constitute a critical warfare arena hence this could just be a move to keep the US and Israel guessing and somewhat destabilised.

    • goingbrokes

      Just imagine Israel trying to pull off another stunt, not coming over Lebanon but some other direction, maybe Jordan, or Via Saudi and then Iraq. Maybe they are planning to come with some transponder tricks and radar spoofing technology and slip away before anyone notices. I think the SU 57 is there to beef up any local ground based air defences, and to give chase to those who are too cocky. I would not want one of those on my tail!

    • Merijn

      Good Point…. but why did the Israelis sell American Technology to the Russians & the Chinese in the first place? Perhaps they already created some radars and just want to run a little test here & there…..some finetuning and all that…F35 bring it on….. little buggers

      • wwinsti

        You wouldn’t happen to have a link for that claim would you? Most Russian tech looks very different on paper than it’s Israeli counterparts, especially when you put various values side by side. I’m not denying that tech flow occurs between parties, just looking for specific examples is all.

        • Merijn

          Posted a couple above in reply to Mister Velociraptor that thinks that American Technology is Superior…..in my eyes Israel is preparing a SHIFT…….looking for a New Empire…. just in case the Old One is Gone….. them is Vampires we got to remember that…Follow the Money….

    • Justin

      I think that u have over analysed this! Those who do their research already know that the SU-57 (of which there are still only 11 made) has just been fitted and flown its 2 stage engines on December 5th. A small and close war to the Russian main land where the Russians also have their own airbase is a perfect opportunity to test this aircraft (which has only just recently gone from development stage to active stage) and its new engines with ordnance. Therefore they can test its targeting, sensors, accuracy, radar etc. I also believe they will approach Turkish jets (which are F-15’s and F-16’s) purely to see what reactions the Turkish airforce gives them! This enables the Russians to analyse the Turks response and get some real world feed back. I guarantee u that this aircraft will drop a few bombs and thats it! Id say its most dangerous task will be to fly into or near Turkish airspace! Perhaps even fly right up to the Afrin pocket and give the Turkish airforce a sudden surprise visit!
      There are almost no threats to the Russian airforce in syria! Drones dropping bombs are now less likely, turkey shooting down a Russian plane is not likely, America wouldnt dare start WW3. its perfect time to test this plane! Just think about it, most of the Russian aircraft never had real world experience before and some of them were developed in the 1960’s. TU-160! TU-95.
      Why let an opportunity go to waste! Of course this is just for testing! Thats all! Much cheaper to use SU-24’s or SU-27’s than risk an aircraft like this! This is common sense I believe!

  • EoF

    I love it when Putin finally shows he has some balls :^)

    • FlorianGeyer

      President Putin is a strategist not a braggart . He acts when the time is right.

      • velociraptor

        He is primitive thief.

        • HighLord Gaz

          Troll fail…

        • FlorianGeyer

          You just have a primitive knowledge Velocicraptor.

      • HighLord Gaz

        Its called asymmetric response, like to the unwarranted US attack on Syria loyalists that included Russian PMCs.

        How can we discomfort the seppos in a way that they don’t expect and that will cause them operational problems and doubt?

      • goingbrokes

        I’d also say he’s a pragmatist, rather than an ideologue (like so many of the chicken-hawk neo-cons in US).

        • FlorianGeyer

          I agree .

    • velociraptor

      For this reason he gad to create no fly zone in Syria. But … he has no balls.

      • HighLord Gaz

        given that you are known to be a trans, neither do you…

  • Sinbad2

    If you scan the western media that is carrying this story, you will see an awful lot of hasbara denigrating the Su-57.
    That means it has scared them.

    • goingbrokes

      You’re right in that!

  • RichardD

    This is why I’ve supported Trump, I hope that it happens:

    “President Donald Trump appeared to dash the hopes of interventionists and contradict his own administration officials, by declaring that US troops’ mission in Syria is limited to defeating ISIS and doesn’t include regime change.

    “We’re there for one reason: to get ISIS and get rid of ISIS, and to go home,” Trump said on Friday, during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House. “We’re not there for any other reason and we’ve largely accomplished our goal.””

    – ‘Get ISIS and go home’: Trump bucks Pentagon & State Dept. on ultimate US goal in Syria –

    https://www.rt.com/usa/419699-trump-syria-isis-ghouta/

  • Joe

    So a good number of jihadists instead of being great fighters for ISIS is being reassigned as great Guinea pigs for future sales of the plane.

    What a way to go. Are they still entitled to 72 virgins ?

    • ruca

      Yes they are. 72 male virgins.

  • Mahmoud Larfi

    If what I believe is indeed happening, it would make sense for Russia to deploy a batch of 4-6 MiG-31s and a couple of additional S-400 eastward in and around Tiyas airbase. Establishing a clear and undisputed air superiority seems the only way to bring this war to an end.

    • RichardD

      “The Tiyas Military Airbase, also known as the T-4 Airbase is a Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) base located in the Homs Governorate, north of Tiyas, and west of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria.

      The Tiyas Military Airbase is the largest airbase in Syria. …

      The Israeli Air Force launched an attack on the airbase on 10 February 2018, destroying the main observation tower, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.”

      – Tiyas Military Airbase –

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiyas_Military_Airbase

    • HighLord Gaz

      MiG-31 are for long range high altitude interceptions…. Syrian airspace is way to small to require such capabilities….

      • RichardD

        They’re command aircraft for squadrons of MIG 29s.

  • paul ( original )

    Even though I am sure President Putin makes the final decision, these
    things will only be done because of a detailed, complicated and
    extensive analysis by military experts. All military matters are very
    technical and require incredible detailed knowledge. So I doubt
    anything is purely for show. For my part it looks clear to me that
    these planes are not needed simply to fight ISIS. May be we will
    never know all the reasons.

  • well , the SU 35 ran out the overrated F22 out from the syrian airspace.. i guess this new SU57 will do it all the same.. for so long the western media lied to their own people about the superiority of western weapons over the russian or chinese weapons.. yet all the arroganec of the west was from fighting unsophisticated insurgent / freedom fighters and even with all the advantages of technology , the western military still lost ..

    a real war with china or russia will show how decreipt the western military really is , the pampered soldiers who only able to fight with superior air force and easy air transport , never bother to dig foxholes and trenches to avoid constant barrage bombardment , never have secure airfield in their forward airbases..

  • MANhattan

    both su-57 will be shot down

  • wwinsti