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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mass production of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter has started in Russia, the brochure dated to the 80th anniversary of the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer, read.

    "Multinational aviation system of the fifth generation, which has highly-intelligent onboard equipment, is barely noticeable and is also characterised by a great line of aerial targets interception and ground targets destruction. Mass production was launched in 2019 and a long-term contract was signed with the Defence Ministry for delivering over 70 aircraft", the brochure read.

    Su-57 test flight over Astrakhan, Russia.
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    Su-57 test flight over Astrakhan, Russia.

    Su-57 is a stealth air superiority fighter created by Russia's Sukhoi Company. The fifth-generation fighter jet, formerly known as Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA), is a single-seat, twin-engine multirole "stealth" aircraft developed for air superiority and attack roles.

    The fighter is equipped with an advanced avionics system and airborne active phased array radar as well as with a variety of high-precision weaponry.


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