Let’s Analyse The First Russian Stealth Fighter Su-57 (NATO code name Felon)

Throughout its meticulous development process, it garnered attention as the PAK-FA or T-50 project

An ambitious undertaking initiated in 1999 as a more modern and affordable alternative to create a cutting-edge, fifth-generation Russian multirole stealth fighter

Undoubtedly, it stands as Russia’s inaugural true stealth fighter, showcasing unparalleled military aviation capabilities

And serving as the cornerstone for an entire family of state-of-the-art stealth combat aircraft

The development of the Su-57 represents a significant milestone in Russia’s military aviation capabilities

The Su-57 incorporates stealth, supermaneuverability, supercruise, integrated avionics, and a large internal payload capacity

The aircraft is expected to succeed the MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-27 Flanker, in the Russian military service and has also been marketed for export

The first prototype aircraft flew in 2010, showcasing advanced stealth technology, powerful engines, and a comprehensive avionics suite

The Su-57 incorporates a diverse range of techniques to minimize its radar signature

To maintain its stealthy profile, the Su-57 internally carries its weapons in dedicated weapons bays within the airframe

In missions where stealth is not a requirement, the Su-57 demonstrates its versatility by carrying additional ordnance on its six external hardpoints