The Russian Ministry of Defence has released video footage of its Su-57 fifth generation stealth fighter jets operating in Syria.
#Exclusive #footage of the Su-57 5th generation perspective aviation complexes' usage during the combat operation in Syrian Arab Republic https://t.co/JKoNkKBm32 #RusMoD #Syria #Su57 #AerospaceForces #RearmamentProgram pic.twitter.com/6CSFNTQlNV
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) November 19, 2018
The video showed a pair of Su-57s taking off and landing at the Khmeimim in Syria’s western Latakia province. A statement from the Russian MoD stated that the flights were conducted to confirm the declared capabilities of the newest aircraft in a real combat situation.
During the flights pilots checked the aircraft performance; smart data management system; operation of on-board systems, including armament, at high temperatures; complicated underlying surface and other factors.
The statement added that Su-57 performed more than 10 flights in Syria.
Sukhoi Su-57 is a stealth, single-seat, twin-engine multirole fifth-generation jet fighter developed by Russia for air superiority and attack operations. The Su-57 is the first aircraft in Russian military service to use stealth technology.
The aircraft is the product of the PAK FA (Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii, Prospective Aviation Complex of Frontline Aviation) fifth-generation fighter programme of the Russian Air Force. Sukhoi’s internal name for the aircraft is T-50.
The fighter is designed to have supercruise, supermaneuverability, stealth, and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation fighter aircraft as well as ground and naval defenses. The Su-57 is intended to succeed the MiG-29 and Su-27 in the Russian Air Force.
The first flight of the aircraft took place on 29 January 2010.