The Russian Ministry of Defence will receive its first series production Su-57 in December this year, followed by four other Su-57s in 2021, before moving on to Su-57s powered by the "stage 2" turbojet engine in 2022. The delivery rate will be at its maximum of 15 aircraft per year.
A first production unit in December
The Russian Ministry of Defence will receive the first mass-produced fifth-generation su-57 fighter in December. "The Ministry of Defence will get the first mass-produced Su-57 with the first stage engine in December this year and four more such aircraft in 2021," said an anonymous source. The delivery rate for the Su-57 will be increased to a maximum of 15 aircraft per year. 76 Su-57s are thus expected to be delivered until 2028, according to the contract signed in 2019.
"Izdeliye 30" turbojet engine, stage 2
Deliveries of Su-57 fighters with the second stage engine are expected to begin in 2022. The Su-57 took to the skies for the first time on January 29, 2010. Compared to its predecessors, the Su-57 combines the functions of an attack aircraft and a fighter aircraft while the use of composite materials and innovative technologies and the aerodynamic configuration of the fighter ensure the low level of radar and infrared signature. The aircraft's armament will include hypersonic missiles. The Su-57 has notably been successfully tested under combat conditions in Syria.