The SU-57 is a fifth-generation stealth jet, designed specifically to have supercruise, supermaneuverability, stealth, and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation fighter aircraft as well as ground and naval defences. While there are still a lot of speculations over the latest, fifth-generation Russian stealth jets – Su-57, it has started to attract buyers due to its air superiority and attack operations. But the first customer of the fifth-generation stealth jet Su-57 outside Russia would not be Russia’s closest allies – India or China – rather a country in Africa.
According to the reports by Russia’s Avia.pro, “Algeria is currently in fairly active negotiations with Russia to acquire 12 Su-57 fighters with the possibility of increasing the order to 24 combat aircraft,” pointing out to the first export of the new aircraft. Other defence sites claim the number to be 14 instead of 12 jets.
According to the article published in Eurasian times– US experts have criticized the ‘stealth jet’ and stated that the Su-57 still lacks key avionic features compared to western F-22 or F-35. The National Interest, a US magazine, reported that the Su-57 was not ready for export because the development of the fighter was slowed by lack of funding and the collapse of Russia’s co-development and production deal with India.
Read the full article here- Not India or China, Which Country Will Become The 1st Operator Of Russian Su-57 Jets?
Source- Eurasian Times