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The ultra-modern warplane is designed for “air superiority and attack roles”. The aircraft fitted with a revolutionary avionics system capable of autonomous calculations of the battlefield dynamics to assist the pilot.
The aircraft made its maiden flight in December last year and there was surprise at its deployment in Syria during its testing phase. Earlier this month deputy Russian defence minister Yuri Borisov said: “We are buying Su-57 jets for combat trials. “The first stage of state trials has been concluded.” He said at the time: “There has only been one flight. "Everything seems normal, but as you might imagine, this is a whole range of trials. “Many test flights must be carried out.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: RadioRobert
maybe generals, but most aircrew on heavies accept that if the awacs, and the fighters don't do their job a heavy is a big old target.
I remember going to classes on Awacs on how to spot ground based missile launches, as if I could see that tiny plume from 35k feet and recognize it and react before that thing has ruined our day.
We used to laugh about how absurd it was, the consensus on the flight deck was if the others fail we die.
originally posted by: aethertek
a reply to: spy66
Meh Raptor will see it first, 57 has a lot of lobe leakage.