Sukhoi Su-57, Russia’s 5th Generation stealth fighter with 6th Generation technology?


Sukhoi Su-57, the 5th Generation Russian combat aircraft, also uses technologies being developed for the 6th Generation fighters making it a “breakthrough” platform. The Su-57, which is already in service with the Russian Aerospace Force, is the first 5th Generation fighter developed and operationalised by Russia.

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Updated: Jun 08, 2020, 13:16 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57, the 5th Generation Russian combat aircraft, also uses technologies being developed for the 6th Generation fighters making it a “breakthrough” platform. The Su-57, which is already in service with the Russian Aerospace Force, is the first 5th Generation fighter developed and operationalised by Russia.

While the Russian authorities have not revealed many of the technical specifications of the Su-57, according to Chinese news portal Sohu, the Sukhoi fighter has the capability of an unmanned piloting mode and artificial-intelligence combat. The two features make the Su-57 a fighter which also incorporates 6th Generation technology.

The Sohu article mentions that Russia has made a “breakthrough” by using 6th Generation technologies in the Sukhoi-built jet. The unmanned pilot mode can allow the Su-57 to undergo extreme g force not possible in the current fighters in service with the air forces around the world. Most modern fighters can take up to 9g force but the pilot’s reaction becomes extremely slow in such a situation whereas an unmanned version of a fighter plane can take much more stress.

Russian defence officials have claimed that the unmanned version of Su-57 can withstand up to 15g stress. According to Russia’s Sputniknews.com, the development of the unpiloted mode of Su-57 fighter is already under progress.

“The T-50 (Sukhoi’s internal name for the Su-57) flying laboratory is testing an unpiloted mode. A pilot is in the cockpit during a flight but is just controlling the operation of all systems,” Sputniknews had quoted a defence source as saying on May 16, 2020.

China has its own 5th Generation fighter Chengdu J-20 which is in service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Chengdu Aerospace Corporation, the developer of J-20, is also working on an unmanned version of the fighter. The first stealth fighter to enter service was the F-22 Raptor of the United States of America which also has operationalised the F-35 Lightning II, its second 5th Generation combat jet.

Along with stealth capabilities, the Su-57 claims to have supercruise, supermaneuverability and advanced avionics. A total of 76 Su-57 jets have been ordered for the Russian Aerospace Force and a few of them have already been delivered.

Source: zeenews.india.com “Sukhoi Su-57, Russia’s 5th Generation stealth fighter with 6th Generation technology?”

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6 Comments on “Sukhoi Su-57, Russia’s 5th Generation stealth fighter with 6th Generation technology?”

  1. Joseph says:

    Just another reason why Mahathir suggests against buying American aircraft. There are plenty of other good aircraft around to choose.

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  2. Steve says:

    SU-57 & J-20 are the latest 5th gen stealth jets, when equipped with 6th gen technologies will dominate the skies in air superiority combat. The J-31 is another big news. US f22s35s cannot be reconfigured.

    Unfortunately N nothing unusual for the Indian airforce, they bought outdated French Rafales for 150 million US $$ a piece. Cost more than the f35 & SU57. Is there $$$ laundering involved.?

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    • komonsense says:

      I think that the real reason is that it’d be too much to saddle an INDIOT’S limited capabilities by putting him in a piece of cutting edge equipment.
      They are already doing a smashing job as it is with their regular destruction of their ragtag fleet of used underwear (that they beg from other countries) that passes for an airforce .

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    • johnleecan says:

      The high cost was due to high labor cost in France. Indiots ask France to pour cow piss all over the plane and then to coat it entirely with cow dung. This Indian ritual is sworn by indiots to be effective and will ward off bad luck, missiles, bullets, rockets and anything thrown at it.

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      • komonsense says:

        The French engineers must be kicking themselves silly for not having developed this technology themselves. …

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    • Airpower says:

      SU-57 & J-20 are the latest 5th gen stealth jets, when equipped with 6th gen technologies will dominate the skies in air superiority combat.

      Lets have a fly off between SU-57 and underpowered J-20 with the winner take all

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