Russia uses augmented reality technology in the production of the Su-57 fighter aircraft, described as the fifth generation. In a video that was filmed at the production facilities of the Su-57 fighter aircraft, it is spotted augmented reality technology is actively used in the production process. Russian Army is to buy the first mass-produced Su-57 fighter aircraft in 2021 and augmented reality has been used in order to meet the need for trained personnel faster in order to accelerate the mass production process.
Speaking to TASS in November 2020, a source said, “The Ministry of Defense will receive the first mass-produced Su-57 in December this year and four more in 2021.”, adding that the delivery rate of the new fighter aircraft would eventually increase to 15 aircraft a year and “As a result, the contract for the purchase of 76 Su-57s until 2028 inked in 2019 will definitely be fulfilled on time.”. It is also stated that it is aimed to reach the desired production figures with increased reality in the mass production process.
Su-57 Fighter Jet
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multi-purpose fighter aircraft designed to destroy all types of air targets at long and short-range, tackle air defense systems, and hit adversary targets on ground and at sea.
The Su-57 rose up to the sky for the first time in January 29, 2010. Compared to its predecessor, the Su-57 combines the characteristics of an attack aircraft and a fighter, using both composite materials and innovative technologies. Its aerodynamic configuration provides low-level radar and infrared cross-section.
The aircraft is also known to be actively tested in Syria.
76 Su-57 fifth generation fighter jets for the Russian Air Force
Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that 76 of the Su-57 aircraft were purchased by the Ministry of Defense. The 5th generation aircraft will operational by 2028.
The contract is estimated to be worth 170 billion rubles (about $2.4 billion), according to the Kommersant newspaper. Komsomolsk-on-Amur warrants a full workload for the aviation facility for at least ten years.
In May 2019, Putin stated that the estimate was to purchase 16 Su-57 aircraft as part of the 2028 weapon program. Saying that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported that manufacturers cut prices for both aircraft and equipment by 20%, this situation provided the opportunity to purchase more Su-57 fighter jets. “In the same period, we agreed to purchase 76 Su-57 fighter jets without an increase in prices,” said Putin.
Workers on assembly line of Su-57 use augmented reality: