Saturday, October 30, 2021, 5:32 p.m.
News agency Tass published an interview this week with a Russian expert named Alexei Leonkov, who dismantled the Americans’ arguments, considering that the Su-57 outperforms American stealth planes in most systems. He gave the example of weapons systems or the electronic warfare system.
“Su-57 is distinguished by the many weapons systems that are integrated into the aircraft and their diversity. Moreover, the dual-command variant to be developed will improve the maneuverability of the aircraft and will have a high-performance radar. The state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems with which the Su-57 aircraft are equipped outperform the rival American aircraft “, the Russian expert specified.
“It has long been thought that only American F-22 Raptor and F-35 aircraft can be cataloged by the 5th generation. The planes don’t have such a low radar signature. They can be shot down, “Leonkov said.
He highlighted major advances of the Russian aviation industry, despite the rhetoric of the West, writes the publication DefenseRomânia.ro.
Where did the dispute start?
An article in the American magazine National Interest, about the Su-57 aircraft program, through which the Russians want to develop 5th generation aircraft, which in the opinion of the Americans is predestined to failure, has made and continues to make waves in Moscow.
National Interest wrote about the failure of the Su-57, a program dominated by numerous problems and delays, analyzing the causes that led to these problems.
The quoted source is of the opinion that the main fault lies with the Russian industry, adding that the Russians had one last lifeline, which they refused, when they did not agree for India to get involved in the program, choosing to develop themselves. aircraft.
The American material reaches a grim conclusion about the Su-57, aircraft that should be the Russian answer to the F-22 Raptor or F-35: Russian aircraft will not become operational until 2027 and the program is more cataloged as a propaganda tool for fighting American stealth aircraft.
In fact, Rosotec reacted and accused false information, announcing that by 2027 more than 70 Su-57 aircraft will be equipped with the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
The first plane, considered by the Russians to be of the fifth generation, was delivered to Russian troops at the end of 2022, and this year four more should be delivered. By the end of 2024, another 22 series-produced Su-57 aircraft should be delivered.
The quoted source writes that the Russian expert did not make any reference to the big problems that Russia is facing with the aircraft, the delays in the program or the crash of the first plane in series production.
As for the engine, the Russian industry has come to the conclusion that the Saturn AL-41F engine is simply not powerful enough for the Su-57. However, Moscow announced that it had solved the problem by developing new Saturn Izdeliye 30 engines designed specifically for the Su-57.
However, if things go as planned, the latest estimates indicate that it will not be until 2023 that Su-57 aircraft will be equipped with the new engines.
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