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Russian Aerospace Forces received two serial Su-57 fighters

January 21st, 1:41 am
As Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Alexei Krivoruchko said in his report at the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation on January 20, 2022, in the fourth quarter of 2021, 17 new aircraft were delivered in the interests of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, including two fifth-generation Su-57 fighters.


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One of two serial fifth-generation Su-57 fighters built for the Russian Aerospace Forces under the 2021 program at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin (KnAAZ, a branch of PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "), with tail number "52 blue". Presumably, this is the fourth serial Su-57 (T-50S-4, presumed serial number 52202) (c) frame from KnAAZ video

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The mention of two Su-57s handed over to the Aerospace Forces was removed from the text of the report by Alexei Krivoruchko on the official website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, but was confirmed by a message outlining the report by the TASS news agency.

A little earlier, a video with one of the two Su-57 fighters manufactured for the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2021 with tail number "52 blue" appeared in an advertising video published on January 18, 2022 by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin (KnAAZ, a branch of PJSC Sukhoi Company) on holding a KnAAZ Job Fair on January 29.

Based on this, it can be assumed that another newly built Su-57 handed over to the Aerospace Forces at the end of 2021 has tail number "51 blue".

These two Su-57 aircraft transferred to the Aerospace Forces, presumably, have serial numbers 52201 (T-50S-3) and 52202 (T-50S-4), and are the third and fourth production Su-57s built by KnAAZ. According to known data, the delivery of two serial Su-57s corresponds to the planned task of KnAAZ for 2021. despite reports that the plant is due to deliver four aircraft in 2021.

Recall that in August 2018, at the International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2018", the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "signed a contract for the supply to the Armed Forces of the first two serial fighters of the fifth generation Su-57 (in the guise of T- 50С - T-50С-1 and Т-50С-2 boards) with engines of the "first stage" ("product 117"). The terms of the contract were 2018-2020, with the delivery of one aircraft in 2019 and 2020. In June 2019, at the Army-2019 International Military-Technical Forum, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and Sukhoi Company PJSC signed a contract for the supply of a total of 76 fifth-generation Su-57 serial fighters to the Armed Forces (including the first two contracted in 2018 aircraft). The term of the contract is 2027.

The first serial Su-57 aircraft (T-50S-1 aircraft, serial number 51001, tail number also "01 blue"), built at KnAAZ, made its first flight in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in early December 2019 and was planned to be transferred to the Ministry defense on December 27, but on December 24, 2019, at the final stage of factory testing, it crashed as a result of an accident, due, presumably, to a failure in the aircraft control system.

The loss of the first production model of the Su-57 led to major proceedings at the personal level, including a change in the leadership of Sukhoi Company PJSC.

Flight tests of the second of two production models of the Su-57 fighter contracted in 2018 (T-50S-2 aircraft, serial number 51002) began in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in October 2020, he also received the tail number "01 blue", and was commissioned in December 2020, but only on January 29, 2021 was it officially transferred to the Ministry of Defense. The aircraft is believed to have entered the 929th State Flight Test Center named after V.P. Chkalov of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Akhtubinsk (Astrakhan region).

Now the next two serial Su-57 fighters have been handed over. According to previously published information, KnAAZ plans to hand over four Su-57s in 2022.

 

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Deliveries of combat aircraft to the Russian Armed Forces in 2021

January 28th, 10:25 pm
In 2021, for the third year in a row, deliveries of new combat aircraft to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation remained at a very low level - only 21 new combat and combat training aircraft were delivered (one MiG-35S, one MiG-35UB, four Su-30SM2, six Su-34, five Su-35S, two Su-57, two Yak-130), which is generally in line with our last year's forecast. However, it was in 2021 that the preconditions for an increase in the supply of combat aircraft in the following years emerged, which is associated with the start of the implementation of new serial contracts for combat aircraft of the Su-30SM2, Su-34, Su-35S and combat training Yak-130. The program for mass production of the fifth generation Su-57 (T-50S) fighters is gradually being developed, although, apparently, there are still several years left before these aircraft reach operational significance (including in quantitative terms).
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SU-57 with Brahmos NG Variant? It was planned I see. Was it planned to use Brahmos NG on the wing Pylon of the SU-57 or was it supposed to stored inside the Internal Weopons Bay of the SU-57. How many Brahmos NG were planned to be carried by the SU-57?

And was the Russian Airforce having any plan of using Brahmos NG Variant on their own SU-57s?
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That looks pretty Awesome. The Su-57 DIRCM consists of two laser emitting turrets, with one of these placed behind the cockpit on the dorsal side, and the other one placed just beneath the cockpit on the ventral side of the SU-57.

The function of this system on the SU-57 is relatively straight forward. basically When an IR missile is spotted, the lasers quickly aim for the missiles seeker system, blinding it and preventing it from being able to guide to the targeted aircraft. I am not sure though about how effective it is in that matter.
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SU-57 with Brahmos NG Variant? It was planned I see. Was it planned to use Brahmos NG on the wing Pylon of the SU-57 or was it supposed to stored inside the Internal Weopons Bay of the SU-57. How many Brahmos NG were planned to be carried by the SU-57?

And was the Russian Airforce having any plan of using Brahmos NG Variant on their own SU-57s?
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Yes that is true. SU-57 was meant to be a 5th Generation Fighter but unfortunately it doesn't Completely Fullfil the Parameters of a 5th Generation Aircraft.
what are those parameters can you give details? USAF gave the definition of 5th which includes supercruise ,f35 doesn't super cruise ,when they weren't able to fulfill their requirements so they now want a 4.5 gen aircraft but they are afraid to call it 4.5 gen(that would not sound good for a superpower in 21st century) so they call it a 5th gen minus aircraft ,all airforce give definitions according to their doctrines ,su 57 is still stealthy than any 4.5gen and probably more than j20 because russia tried not to make them super expensive but also focused on manuverability
 

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what are those parameters can you give details? USAF gave the definition of 5th which includes supercruise ,f35 doesn't super cruise ,when they weren't able to fulfill their requirements so they now want a 4.5 gen aircraft but they are afraid to call it 4.5 gen(that would not sound good for a superpower in 21st century) so they call it a 5th gen minus aircraft ,all airforce give definitions according to their doctrines ,su 57 is still stealthy than any 4.5gen and probably more than j20 because russia tried not to make them super expensive but also focused on manuverability
You are right about that. I guess you can say that the SU-57 is the 3rd or 4th best 5th Generation Aircraft after the F-35 and F-22 Raptor.

Russia wanted to make the SU-57 an Aircraft with a good mix of Low RCS and also quite Manouverable. SU-57 has the lowest RCS of any Russian Aircraft in Russian Airforce. I guess 5th is just a marketing Strategy by Lockheed Martin and nothing else.
 

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You are right about that. I guess you can say that the SU-57 is the 3rd or 4th best 5th Generation Aircraft after the F-35 and F-22 Raptor.

Russia wanted to make the SU-57 an Aircraft with a good mix of Low RCS and also quite Manouverable. SU-57 has the lowest RCS of any Russian Aircraft in Russian Airforce. I guess 5th is just a marketing Strategy by Lockheed Martin and nothing else.
not a marketing strategy but USA has ample DEFENCE budget they can afford to have to aircrafts f22 for air superority + f35 for exports but russia cannot do so ,to counter this they mixed both concepts f22+35= 57 ,Su 57 ,also Russia wanted a dogfight master so they added 3d tvc ,they boasted anti-stealth features 2 l band arrays + 3 radars in front+ 1 at the back +eodas+ dircm these will provide good anti-stealth capabilities
 

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not a marketing strategy but USA has ample DEFENCE budget they can afford to have to aircrafts f22 for air superority + f35 for exports but russia cannot do so ,to counter this they mixed both concepts f22+35= 57 ,Su 57 ,also Russia wanted a dogfight master so they added 3d tvc ,they boasted anti-stealth features 2 l band arrays + 3 radars in front+ 1 at the back +eodas+ dircm these will provide good anti-stealth capabilities
Right and anyways designing an aircraft which will negate other Stealth Aircrafts or Anti Stealth was the best way to go for the Russians.
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Russians could have simply not been able to build an Aircraft which could Match the Low Radar Cross Section {RCS} of the F-22 or F-35. Russia Knew from beginning that they would not be able to sustain that much budget for {R&D} of the PAKFA so hence decided to make it Anti-Stealth.
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see this @Super Flanker this guy is an ex MBDA employee analysing su 57
Wow. Thanks for quoting this. I remember watching this exact YouTuber.
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I used to watch his SU-57 videos. Never knew he was an ex-MBDA. By the way how did you know he was an ex-MBDA? Anyways thanks.
 

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the rcs quoted on net is based on patent of design that states "average" rcs of 0.01 (other rcs quoted for f22 f35 are frontal rcs) that 0.01 rcs is before RAM , yes su57 is not as stealthy as f22 or f35 as russians do not have budget and industrial capacity for that
 

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Wow. Thanks for quoting this. I remember watching this exact YouTuber.
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I used to watch his SU-57 videos. Never knew he was an ex-MBDA. By the way how did you know he was an ex-MBDA? Anyways thanks.
he himself said this in a video in which he was telling how he started making videos
 

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he himself said this in a video in which he was telling how he started making videos
Oh okay. Anyways I like to hear such Documentaries being narrated from People like ex-MBDA. I don't know why but it is that way.
 

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