The UAC (United Aircraft Corporation) announced that it had delivered another two Su-57 Felon stealth fighter, designed by Sukhoi. The 5th generation aircraft was produced at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant, where the handover ceremony took place amid heavy snowfall.
In May, two Felons were transferred to the Russian Ministry of Defense, which expected to have two more aircraft by the end of this year.
Russia has an order for 76 Su-57 fighters that are expected to be delivered over the next five years. To this end, the UAC expanded the facilities in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
“The expansion of production capacities continues, new high-tech equipment is put into operation, additional production personnel are involved. A modern production line for final assembly is in operation,” said Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
“A new batch of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters has been delivered under a large contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense. This aircraft is the future of Russian military aviation, it embodies advanced technologies and design solutions. It has super-maneuverability, is hardly noticeable, can destroy air and ground targets, detect the enemy at long distances, and operate in a network-centric war,” said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec.
“Our aircraft plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur has completed the current year’s program for the production of fifth-generation Su-57 aviation systems and Su-35S multirole fighters for the Russian Aerospace Forces. We will continue to fulfill our obligations. Aircraft scheduled for delivery next year are already in production,” said Yury Slyusar, Director General of PJSC UAC.