UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Russian-made S-57 fighter is the best fighter aircraft in the world thanks to its flight, tactical and technical capabilities.
“It is the best warplane in the world today, in terms of all the technical and tactical data, and in terms of its weapons,” Putin said at a meeting on Tuesday with the winners of the Russia Leaders competition.
“No other aircraft can fly and do as our fighter does.”
The S-57 is a Russian multi-mission fighter of the fifth generation that specializes in the elimination of all air and ground targets. It was designed to replace the S-27 fighter aircraft of the Russian Air Force and flew the first aircraft of this type on 29 January 2010.
It was officially unveiled a year later at the Russian Air Max exhibition, and since then, these fighters have undergone many modifications to increase their combat capabilities.
The aircraft are equipped with modern engines capable of carrying 10 tons of cargo and ammunition, up to 5.5 thousand kilometers, and able to carry the missiles, “kh-59mk2” high-precision wing, and missiles, “kh-35ua” anti-ship and aircraft carriers, Its range is 400 km.
The aircraft is characterized by a high level of ability to disappear from enemy radars and maneuvering and the journeys faster than the sound, and equipped with modern equipment, which ensures the high level of efficiency and superiority over competing aircraft.
The fighter is currently in the final government testing phase and is expected to receive the first batch in 2019 to the Russian air and space forces.
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