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India told why Su-57 is not needed by any country


In India, comment on an article from the American magazine about the Russian Su-57

The US National Interest has published an article by Mark Episkopos assessing Russia's latest fifth-generation multirole fighter, the Su-57. The author, referring to Russian sources, claims that there will be enough funds in Russia only for a dozen of these machines.

Episcopos emphasizes that fifteen fifth-generation airplanes are not enough to cover all the needs of the Air Force of the Russian Federation. In this, he refers to India, and this link in the American magazine immediately aroused the increased interest of the Indian media and military experts of this country.

The author calls India a major investor who is able to provide financial support for the Su-57 program, moreover, for decades to come.

It should be recalled that the Indian leadership has already announced that the country is withdrawing from cooperation with Russia in the creation of a promising FGFA fighter. The reason - the Indian side has a suspicion that the Russian fighter does not match the fifth-generation aircraft due to the “stealth” parameters and engines.

The Indian Defense News portal explained why the Su-57 fighter is not needed not only in India, but also in no other country in the world.

“Not with such engines. The layout of this engine is such that it becomes a kind of open target for the enemy’s radar”

"The Russians are ordering literally a few of these fighters in 2019 and 2020. They are doing this in order to keep the core of the team on the production line in the hope of finding buyers."

India’s leadership and military do not hide their expectations about when Russia will bring the plane and full compliance with the fifth generation. The main thing is the power plant. So, the appearance in Russia of the first Su-57 with a new engine will be the one that will push New Delhi to return to the program. As is traditionally done by India, it will immediately request technology transfer from Russia.

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