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The first Su-57 was transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces in Komsomolsk-on-Amur

The first Su-57 was transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces in Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Photo: knaapo.ru

The first fighter of the fifth generation, the Su-57, assembled in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, was handed over to the Russian armed forces. Only five multifunctional Su-57 aircraft will be delivered this year.

According to the press service of the government of the Khabarovsk Territory, by the end of 2024, the Russian Aerospace Forces will receive 22 fighters. In total, the state contract provides for the delivery of 76 aircraft until 2028. This batch of combat aircraft will not be the only one to be acquired by the Russian Defense Ministry; large-scale production will allow the delivery of Su-57 fighters to Russian partners.

According to the director of KnAAZ, Alexander Pekarsh, the plant's aggregate and assembly shops are equipped with additional stands and assemblies for assembly, including unique rotary slipways designed specifically for the construction of fifth-generation fighters. ⠀

The Su-57, developed by Sukhoi, is the most advanced Russian military aircraft. It is a fifth-generation multipurpose fighter designed to destroy all types of enemy air, ground and surface targets while overcoming air defense systems.

The need to fully re-equip three aviation regiments of the Russian Aerospace Forces with Su-2028 fighters by 57 Владимир Путин.

Earlier it was reported that new fighter buyer the fifth generation of the Su-57, which is produced in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, may become Myanmar. The state showed interest in Russian development after the announcement of large-scale production. Turkey also stated about the possible purchase of Su-35 and Su-57 fighters instead of the American F-35. 

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