The Russian Defense Ministry’s TV channel Zvezda released a video showing the production of the first ever serial Su-57 fifth generation fighter jet. The jet’s serial number is T-50S-1. According to reports, this fighter jet will be delivered to the Defense Ministry in the end of 2019.
On August 22, 2018, the JSC Sukhoi Company and the Defense Ministry signed a cotract on delivery of 2 Su-57 jets. The contract should be employed by the end of 2020. On May 15, 2019, President Vladimir Putin revealed that Russia is going to acquire 76 Su-57 jets by the end of 2027.