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Representatives from the Sukhoi Design Bureau say they are ready to launch a production line for a stealthy fighter jet similar to the F/A-22 Raptor.
Sukhoi officials boast that their latest aircraft have the same capabilities as American fighters when it comes to hitting air and ground targets, conducting electronic warfare and collecting intelligence.
“We do the same as the rest of the world,” said a Design Bureau official during the recent Paris Air Show through an interpreter.
And now, they say, they’ll be able to offer stealthy capabilities that the United States claims for the Raptor.
“It won’t have a bit more, or a bit less,” said the Design Bureau official. The Sukhoi official would not say when the first production stealthy fighters would come off the line. “That is classified.”
Originally posted by jonesey_dude
How come barely anyone can believe that the Russians can equal an F/A 22
I think they can, theve done it before. Mig-21, Mig-29, Su-37 for example...
Good on them, might stop all the American members boasting that they have the "Raptor"
Originally posted by WestPoint23
How is the PAK-FA almost ready? Do they even have a prototype, have they even made a first flight?