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Russia’s Sukhoi Launches Serial Production Of Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet

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Russia's Sukhoi Launches Serial Production Of Su-57 Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet

Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets. IMAGE: Sergei Bobylyov/TASS

Russia’s Sukhoi Aircraft Company has a serial production of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets to the Russian Aerospace Forces, the office of Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told the state-run news agency TASS on July 29.

“A state contract was signed at the Army 2019 international arms exhibition between the Defense Ministry of Russia and the Sukhoi Company for the delivery of a batch of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets. The Sukhoi has started to fulfil its contractual obligations,” TASS quoted the vice-premier.

In the framework of the contract, Sukhoi Aircrat Company is set to deliver 76 Su-57 fighter jets to the Russian Aerospace Forces.

The vice-premier’s office also confirmed that the first serial Su-57 will be delivered before the end of 2019.

“The first plane will be delivered to the customer before the end of 2019,” the statement says.

The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter designed to destroy all types of air targets at long and short distances and hit enemy ground and naval targets, overcoming its air defense capabilities. The jet’s aerodynamic configuration ensure the low level of radar and infrared signature. The Su-57 armament will include, in particular, hypersonic missiles.

The Su-57 jet has been successfully tested in combat conditions in Syria.

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