Two new Su-57 fighters spotted in Novosibirsk

Two new Su-57 fighters were spotted at the Novosibirsk airport.

On the territory of the Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport, two new fifth-generation Su-57 fighters were spotted at once. Judging by the side numbers “53” and “54” on their fuselage, these are the 4th and 5th fifth-generation fighters, respectively, transferred to the arsenal of the Russian Aerospace Forces, but there is no official data on this from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the command of the Russian Aerospace Forces yet.

In the photographs presented, you can see the Su-57 fighters themselves with tail numbers "53" and "54". In fact, this indicates that these are the first fifth-generation combat aircraft built since the beginning of 2022.

At the same time, Yury Slyusar, General Director of the United Aircraft Corporation, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the middle of last year, announced that 2022 Su-12 fighters would be transferred to the Russian Aerospace Forces in 57. This, given the past five months, raises a number of doubts as to whether the task will be completed.

To date, it is known that 6 production fighters of the fifth generation Su-57 have been built in Russia. At the same time, the first combat aircraft crashed during the flight, however, taking into account the concluded contract, by 2027 Russian aircraft manufacturers will have to produce at least 71 more fifth-generation fighters.