Development of a fifth-generation single-engine fighter began in Russia
Sukhoi has begun development of the first Russian fifth-generation single-engine fighter jet, capable of over two-stroke speed and low radar signature. This is reported by TASS, citing a source.
“The aircraft will develop a maximum flight speed of more than Mach 2, and also has super-maneuverability and improved take-off and landing characteristics due to the deflected engine thrust vector, the aircraft thrust-to-weight ratio is not less than 1,” the message says.
Earlier it was reported that the first serial fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, was placed in the aviation regiment of the Southern Military District (YuVO). In addition, the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (KnAAZ) will transfer five fighters to the Russian Armed Forces in 2021.
According to the regional Ministry of Industry, by the end of 2024, the Russian Military Space Forces will receive 22 fifth-generation fighters, and by 2028 – 76 aircraft. Previously, the Aerospace Forces have already received ten Su-57. After the fighter was tested, it was decided to take it into service.