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Instead of the Russian Su-57, the American F-35 - India does not plan to buy the Russian "Super Dry"


India intends to abandon the Russian Su-57, in favor of the American F-35.

The high cost of the upgraded version of the Russian Su-57 Super Sukhoi fighter, and the purchase of the basic version of the Indian Air Force is not considered due to the "dampness" of this version, turned out to be unbearable for India, betting that the first deliveries of this combat aircraft are planned only five years later, in this connection, India began to consider the possibility of acquiring the American F-35A.

According to some reports, the cost of the upgraded version of the Su-57 will vary from 150 to 200 million dollars, and given the fact that India plans to acquire several hundred fifth-generation fighters, it is clear that we are talking about billions of dollars. Given that the export value of the American F-35 is about 120-140 million dollars, and this combat aircraft was seen performing military operations, India is likely to really abandon Russian fighters.

“It will not be an exaggeration to say that the Su-57 of the second stage, which is planned to be released in 2024, is the“ real ”Su-57. At the current stage, the Su-57 can only be considered a pre-production Su-57, and its degree of completion is relatively low. Even the Russian Air Force does not want to receive them in large quantities. As for the value of the Russian export fighter for India, it is inexpedient for the Russians not to demand more than 150 million US dollars. This price is not cheap, and in recent years, the procurement system for defense enterprises in India does not hold water. At this stage, the Su-57 with a very low degree of readiness will obviously not be accepted by the Indian Air Force, so even if India wants to buy a Su-57 fighter, it will have to wait at least until the second stage fighter appears around 2025. If India wants to buy a fifth-generation car in five years, the F-35A / B is the most ideal choice. The probability of buying a Su-57 is very small "- Sohu reports.

Earlier, India finally abandoned the joint development with Russia of a fifth-generation fighter, declaring its low efficiency and "overpriced."

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