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Su-57 enhancements focus on engine and C2 functionality

13th July 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan


Development and production of the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter remains one of the most complex and top-priority tasks for the Russian aviation industry.

It is interesting, therefore, that Russian media reports new modifications are already being developed for the aircraft.

The Su-57 has still not been introduced into service and the first serial-production aircraft crashed on 24 December 2019 during a test flight, presumably due to a failure in its control system.

However, as early as 2018 an R&D programme called Megapolis was underway to develop the ‘second stage’ Su-57. Russian state-controlled newspaper Izvestia claims the first flight of upgraded fighter

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan

Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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