Two new Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets spotted in Russia

Aircraft made a technical stopover at Tolmachevo Airport in Novosibirsk on their way to air bases in the eastern region of the country

The Russian Air Force is expected to have more Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets soon. Two new aircraft were spotted making a technical stopover at Tolmachevo Airport, in Novosibirsk, between the 25th and 26th, according to Nskplanes.

According to Aviation21, the two fighters were designated “53” (RF-81777) and “54” (RF-81778) and were manufactured at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant this year.

They would be the 5th and 6th series production aircraft ever completed by KnAAZ. The Russian Defense Ministry expects to receive four Su-57 fighter jets in 2022, reinforcing the current mixed fleet, which has pre-production jets.

The two new Su-57 fighters (NskPlanes)

Russia has been using the Su-57 Felon on missions in Ukraine. According to a source from the TASS agency, “the use of Su-57 aircraft in Ukraine began two or three weeks after the start of the special operation. Aircraft operate outside the zone of active destruction by enemy air defense systems, using missiles.”

A video that was shared on social media in March shows an attack carried out by an Su-57 in northern Ukraine. Russia ordered 76 aircraft for UAC in 2019.

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