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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's aerospace forces will receive large-scale deliveries of Su-57 fighter jets starting from 2020, Russia's Rostec State Corporation CEO Sergei Chemezov said Thursday.

    "In 2020, we have a lot of work ahead ... the first large-scale deliveries of Su-57 fighter jets to [Russia's aerospace forces] will take place", Chemezov said.

    Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name Felon) is a fifth-generation stealth jet, designed by the JSC Sukhoi Company. The first batch of the aircraft which is intended to eventually succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force and the Navy was delivered to the military this year, with a large-scale delivery planned for the next year.

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

    According to various reports, the Su-57, which costs roughly $40 to $45 million per plane, could be also purchased by many countries China, India, Myanmar, Algeria, and Turkey – especially after the US and Ankara clashed over the F-35 programme.

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    fighter plane, fighter jet, fifth-generation fighter plane, fifth-generation fighters, Su-57, Su-57, Sergei Chemezov, Russia
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