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7 August, Friday

Russia is challenging US and NATO with unique armaments of the Su-57 fighter

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Destruction of targets at a distance of several hundred kilometers, jewelry accuracy of bombing attacks and well-protected equipment – together with the latest bombs and missiles, the fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft complex will receive advanced electronics for their guidance, reports citing Ria Novosti news agency.

The aircraft will be able to bypass enemy traps and break through the wall of radar interference. On the armament of a promising machine – in the material of RIA Novosti.

Smart missiles

The fifth-generation fighter Su-57 is not just an airplane, but a whole combat complex, which includes the latest aviation weapons. The list of weapons is classified, but it is known that enterprises of the military-industrial complex are developing about fifteen models.

According to experts, the basis of the Su-57 arsenal will be the strike assets already available to the Russian Air Force, but completely redesigned and “digitized”. For example, new anti-ship missiles with a doubled flight range – up to 250 kilometers. It is noteworthy that outwardly the ammunition looks the same as its predecessors.

The changes mainly affected the internal filling – the rocket now has more powerful and compact “brains”, the control system and engine provide a very complex flight path. The electronic equipment hidden in the housing is resistant to external electronic interference, various traps and does not respond to false targets.

“Previously, target designation for air-to-air or air-to-ground missiles was transmitted through analog converters, which took some time,” military expert Alexei Leonkov explains to RIA Novosti.

“At that time, it met the requirements of combined arms and air combat. Now the situation is different. In the area of ​​modern air combat, there are many electronic warfare complexes: both ground and air. Under such conditions, the weapons must be very reliable. The Su-57 was created taking into account these factors, its systems are completely digital – the transfer of a flight mission, target designation, redistribution of targets takes only a fraction of a second.”, the expert also noted.

Like other multi-functional fighters, the Su-57 will be able to carry short-range, medium-range and long-range air-to-air, air-to-surface ammunition, as well as guided and adjustable bombs.

So, it was for the promising “drying” that the “smart” KAB-250 aerial bomb was developed. After dumping from the carrier, its flight path is corrected by the signals of the GLONASS satellite system. Now the ammunition is being tested at the training grounds and even managed to be tested in combat conditions – S-34 bombers dropped KAB-250s at militant facilities in Syria.

The bomb showed high efficiency and, most importantly, accuracy: the deviation from the target is only plus or minus two meters regardless of weather conditions and time of day. The power of the warhead allows the pilot to hit not only equipment and manpower in open space, but also well-fortified enemy targets.

In addition, as previously reported by the Ministry of Defense, the Su-57 fighter will take on board hypersonic weapons. It is expected that the “Fifty-seventh” new aviation complex “Dagger” will be received after 2030.

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