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    5th generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets perform at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia

    Mama I'm a Criminal: NATO Allegedly Assigns New Reporting Name for Russia's Su-57 Stealth Jet

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    The Su-57, designed in 2009, is the first Russian stealth fighter. It has super cruise, super manoeuvrability, and advanced avionics in comparison to previous generations, including the MiG-29 and Su-27. The Russian Air Force is expected to replace the older aircraft with this new fighter.

    NATO's has adopted the reporting name "Felon" for Russia's 5th generation jet fighter Sukhoi Su-57, Scramble Magazine announced on Thursday. The alliance earlier used a temporary working name of "Frazor" to describe the aircraft, created by the Russian firm PAK-FA.

    The report, however, has not been officially confirmed by NATO.

    The first batch of Su-57 is expected to be delivered by the end of 2019.

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