The first serial-produced Sukhoi Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jet will arrive for Russia’s Aerospace Force in 2019, Deputy CEO of the Sukhoi Aircraft Company Alexander Pekarsh said on Tuesday.
“If we speak about the Su-57 program, we are today at the stage of manufacturing the first serial panes. In 2018, we completed the manufacture and the delivery of a batch of prototype planes that are now undergoing trials. Under the existing contract with the Defense Ministry, we have two planes in the production process, with the timeframe for the delivery of the first aircraft in 2019 and the second plane in 2020,” the Sukhoi deputy chief executive said.
“I am confident that we will cope with the task and the first serial-produced plane will be delivered this year,” he added.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation Russian multi-purpose fighter designed to replace the Su-27.
The aircraft was created using stealth technology. The first flight of the car made in 2010.
In November 2018, Viktor Bondarev, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, former head of the Russian Aerospace Force, highly praised technical, flight and combat characteristics of the device