The Russian Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV released a video showing the assembling of Russia’s first serial 5th generation fighter jet – Su-57.
The warplane entered mass production earlier in 2019. The very first serial plane is set to be delivered to the military by the end of the year. The fighter jet is already painted in grayscale pixel camouflage and boasts hull number 01 blue.
Additionally, the released video shows a number of other Su-57 jets on the assembly line. All the warplanes except the first one lack camouflage with their hulls covered only in primer.
The journalists were allowed to take a peek at the modern multirole fighter during their visit to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant.
Footage from the scene suggests the jet is almost complete. The aircraft is already painted in grayscale pixel camouflage and boasts hull number 01 blue.
The video also features a number of other Su-57s on the assembly line. All the planes except the first one lack camouflage with their hulls covered only in primer.
So far, Russia has only a handful of operational Su-57s that were manufactured during the pre-production period. The plane has been in trials since 2010 and it finally entered serial production this year. The aircraft has been already tested in real combat conditions, briefly taking part in Russia’s anti-terrorism campaign in Syria.