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Russia Is Testing Unmanned Regime Of Its Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighter

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Russia Is Testing Unmanned Regime Of Its Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighter

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Russia is testing an unmanned regime of its Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novisti rported on May 16 citing a source in the military industrial complex.

“An unmanned mode is being developed on the basis of the T-50 flying laboratory. The pilot is in the cockpit during the flight, but only controls the performance of all functions,” the source said. The T-50 is a designation of the Su-57 prototype created for testing and development purposes.

The first large-scale deliveries of the Su-57 fighter jet to the Russian Aerospace Forces is starting in 2020. Russia’s Sukhoi Aircraft Company signed a contract with the Defense Ministry at the Army-2019 international arms show for the delivery of 76 Su-57 multirole fighters for the Russian forces.

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