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Russia's autonomous 5th generation Su-57 to dominate the sky

sputniknews | Updated: 2017-08-21 14:44

Russia's fifth-generation fighter jet, formerly known as the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAK FA), or Sukhoi T-50, has officially been named the Su-57.

In an interview with Sputnik, aviation expert Viktor Pryadka said that the Su-57 is a computerized multifunctional complex capable of flying on its own.

He added that the main idea is to have aircraft that will be able to act autonomously analyzing the situation inside the combat zone where making quick decisions is vital.

Test flight of T-50, fifth generation fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi OKB

"The way the pilot feels and his mood can impact his ability to fly the plane whereas specialists piloting the plane remotely from a bunker will find it easier and faster to make the right decisions," Pryadka continued.

The Su-57 is a single-seat, twin-engine multirole stealth fighter designed for air superiority and attack roles. It is equipped with and advanced avionics system and airborne active phased array radar.

The fifth-generation Su-57 took to the skies on January 29, 2010.

The head of the United Aircraft Corporation, Yuri Slyusar, said that an initial batch of 12 such state-of-the-art fighter jets would be delivered to the Russian Aerospace Forces in 2019.

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