Russia has the third-largest combat aircraft fleet size in the world, after the US (2,740) and China (1,571), according to the Global Air Force Report, 2022. (1,571).
According to the study, the Russian Air Force has 125 Su-34, 273 Su-24, 192 Su-25, 350 Su-27/30/35, and.
The US topped the charts with 15% of the total, while the Soviet fighters made up 7% of the world’s combat aircraft force.
According to the research, 14,713 combat jets were in active service in military aircraft fleets around the world as of December 2021.
Since its maiden flight in May 1977, the Su-27 fighter jet has undergone numerous upgrades, and new versions have been unveiled, providing the Russian Air Force a significant advantage.
According to Russian news outlets, more than 70 Russian army will receive Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets by 2027.
A fifth-generation fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57, can take down land, air, and naval targets.
The fighter SU-57
Russia already has light-class Mikoyan MiG-29 and heavy-class Sukhoi Su-27 fourth-generation fighter aircraft.
The Su-57 is the only fifth-generation fighter jet in its heavy class; there is no light-class equivalent.
According to Russian sources, light-class fighter jets are more in demand than heavy-class ones because they are less expensive and more suited for states with less sized areas.
Russia unveiled the Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter at the MAKS air show in 2011.
The Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer, which has its roots in the former Soviet Union, is owned by United Aircraft, a division of Rostec.
The Su-57 According to a report by the TASS news agency, the electronic second pilot is an onboard computer in the fighter jet that possesses stealth technology and can cruise at supersonic speeds.
According to reports, the Russian Air Force will get 22 Su-57 aircraft by the end of 2024.
According to the creators, the jet can simultaneously attack up to six targets on land, in the air, or at sea “even under conditions of intense electronic interference.”
Moreover, it has the ability to transport and launch drones.
Over his two decades in power, Putin has prioritised funding the army and creating new weapons.
Russia has bragged about creating a number of weapons that get over current defence mechanisms, such as the Burevestnik cruise missile and Sarmat intercontinental missile.
Slyusar stated that he anticipated around 300 orders over the following 15 years for a cost “seven times lower” than the F-35, primarily from the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.
In 2020, the first Su-57 fighter was delivered.
By 2028, 76 Su-57 aircraft should be in service.
In January 2010, the Su-57 made its first appearance.
It is capable of transporting hypersonic missiles and has reportedly undergone combat testing in Syria.
At its yearly MAKS air show last year, Russia presented a prototype of a new Sukhoi fifth-generation fighter jet with an eye towards export markets.
According to Oleg Panteleyev, the president of the analytical firm Aviaport, the warplane, code-named “Checkmate,” is expected to be positioned as a competitor to the American F-35 stealth fighter.
The launch video claims that It was created “with lightning speed.”
The Mach 1.6-speed F-35 is a long-range, supersonic aircraft.
The US F-35 can enter contested airspace, avoid adversary notice, and gather, analyse, and share data.
According to Lokheed Martin, the F-35 can carry armaments inside in stealth form or externally in appropriate situations with more than 18,000 pounds of total ordinance.
The F-35 is a long-range, supersonic fighter that travels at Mach 1.6 and has advanced sensor fusion technology that produces a single, integrated image of the battlefield.
In addition, the F-35 acts as a gateway for information and communications, sharing its operational picture with units on land, at sea, and in the air.
The F-35 can find and track enemy units with its superior electronic warfare (EW) capabilities, and it can also disrupt radars. and stop assaults.
Long-range intelligence is provided by its active electronically scanned array radar.
Six infrared cameras installed around the F-35’s exterior give high-resolution real-time imagery to the pilot’s helmet, giving them unparalleled situational awareness in a variety of scenarios.
Moreover, the F-35 possesses infrared search and track capabilities.
Recently, a Navy F-35C fighter “landing incident” aboard an aircraft carrier in the South China Sea left seven American servicemen hurt.
About the reason for the mishap or the aircraft’s fate, no information was given.
The event is being looked into, according to the Pacific Fleet.
The fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, now in use by the US military and eight allies, was previously referred to by the Pentagon as the “world’s most advanced.” fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, currently in service with the US military and eight allies, continues to be plagued by 871 software and hardware deficiencies.
The elite fighter aircraft is being flown by Britain, Israel,Australia among other countries.
Approximately 100 new deficiency reports were written in 2020 and about as many were resolved and adjudicated, Lockheed said. The company, however, added that the deficiencies were low priority.
I still think the SU-57 may be a better fighter, the F-35 has had many problems.