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Russian Su-57 deployment to Syria tested countermeasure capability

10th December 2018 - 14:00 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Glasgow

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A video released by the Russian MoD showing footage of its recent Su-57 deployment to Syria revealed a recent aerial countermeasure modification was used during flight operations in the country.  

Imagery from the May 2018 deployment of two aircraft to Latakia gives indication that a sensor, believed to have been added in 2014, was used as a precautionary measure during flight operations. Two small sensor modules are visible on the Su-57 aircraft featured in videos and recent photographs show similar modifications.  

Justin Bronk, research fellow for airpower and technology at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), explained that the modules

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Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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