The Russian Army’s first mass-produced fifth-generation Su-57 fighter aircraft was delivered to a regiment in the Southern Military District.
An official told TASS on December 25, 2020 that the Su-57, the first multipurpose fifth-generation fighter jet mass-produced, was delivered to a regiment in the Southern Military District.
The first serial aircraft of the 5th generation Su-57 landed at Tolmachevo Airport (Novosibirsk / Russia). “The Aerospace Forces received the first mass-produced Su-57 fighter aircraft,” said the source. “The fighter aircraft was delivered to a regiment in the Southern Military District. “, he said, adding that four Su-57 warplanes produced for the Aviation and Space Forces would also be delivered in 2021.
The source also said the number of deliveries of the new warplane was aimed to eventually increase to 15 aircraft per year. Another source who spoke to TASS in November 2020 said “As a result, the contract for the purchase of 76 Su-57s signed in 2019 by 2028 will definitely be fulfilled on time.”
According to the Kommersant newspaper, the contract for 76 jets is estimated to be worth 170 billion rubles (about $ 2.4 billion). This contract warrants a full workload for the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation facility for at least ten years.
In a statement made in May 2019, Putin said that it was predicted to purchase 16 Su-57 warplanes as part of the 2028 weapon program. Stating that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said, manufacturers reduced prices for both aircraft and equipment by 20%, Putin noted: “In the same period, we agreed to purchase 76 Su-57 fighter jets without an increase in prices.”
First serial Su-57 fighter aircraft used to test hypersonic weapons
First Su-57 fighter aircraft will be deployed at the State Flight Test Center (GLITS) in Akhtubinsk to test hypersonic aircraft guns, according to the source, who was assigned to the military-industrial complex, speaking to TASS on December 25, 2020.
The agency’s source said, “The first series of Su-57 entered GLITs at the end of November. It will be used to test the latest aviation hypersonic weapons. “Until now, only MiG-31 warplanes serving in the Southern Military District had the capability of carrying Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
Weapons developed by the Tactical Missile Armament Corporation are expected to be tested. Tactical Missile Armament Corporation is known for being a major Russian weapon (especially the missile industry) producer. It basically develops new aircraft weapons.
Augmented reality technology is used in the production of the Su-57 fighter jet
Russia uses augmented reality technology in the production of the Su-57 fighter aircraft introduced as the fifth generation. In a video filmed at the production facilities of the Su-57 fighter, it was seen that augmented reality technology was seen to be actively used in the production process. It was stated that augmented reality was used in order to meet the need for trained personnel faster in order to accelerate the serial 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 distances, surmount air defense systems, and hit adversarial ground and sea targets.
The Su-57 flew for the first time on 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 cross-section and infrared cross-section.
The aircraft is being actively tested in Syria.