Over 70 Su-57 fighters to enter operational service with Russian troops by 2027

Over 70 Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets will be delivered to Russian troops by 2027, including several aircraft this year, the state tech corporation Rostec announced on October 14.

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Over 70 Su 57 fighters to enter operational service with Russian troops by 2027 01 Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter aircraft showcased during MAKS-2019  (Picture source: Air Recognition)

Rostec was commenting on an article in the US-based National Interest magazine, which claimed that the Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation stealth fighter "is unlikely to enter operational service before 2027."

"The Russian fifth-generation planes do not make the West feel easy. Su-57 and Checkmate fighters regularly become the focus of fake news. Untrue facts that have nothing to do with reality are published. The plane is already being serial-produced and delivered! Over 70 aircraft will be delivered by 2027, including several fighters this year," Rostec said in a statement.

The Sukhoi Su-57 is a Russian-made fifth-generation multirole fighter designated to destroy all types of air, ground and naval targets. The Su-57 fighter jet features stealth technology with the broad use of composite materials, is capable of reaching a supersonic cruising speed and is furnished with the most advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful onboard computer (the so-called electronic second pilot), the radar system spread across its body and some other innovations, in particular, armament placed inside its fuselage.

Russia’s Aerospace Force will receive 22 Su-57 fighters by late 2024 and their number will increase to 76 by 2028. The first Su-57 fighter was delivered to the Russian troops in 2020.

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Over 70 Su 57 fighters to enter operational service with Russian troops by 2027 02 Two Su-57 flying during MAKS-2019 demonstration (Picture source: Air Recognition)

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