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November 5, 2019

Su-57 Felon

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:20 am
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Great name.

May 23, 2019

Russian Su-57 reversal

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:20 pm
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Russia, having previously announced that it was only going to buy 16 Su-57s (after India pulled out of a development deal), has now decided it will buy 76 of the fighters.  Given the reported problems with the aircraft, either they have been solved, or, more likely IMHO, this is more of Russia trying to saber-rattle and impress its neighbors.

It may be related to this, where Poland has announced plans to buy F-35s.

November 18, 2018

Su-57

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:37 pm
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Looks like Zvezda is releasing an Su-57.

July 26, 2018

Su-57

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:02 am
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I am pretty sure I posted on this before, but it appears that the Russians will not be mass  producing the Su-57.  No matter how they try to spin it, this clearly indicates two things. 1. The Russians are broke. 2. The Su-57 was clearly not the world beater that its manufacturer claimed.

February 22, 2018

Su-57 combat deployment

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:57 pm
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It appears that Russia has deployed a couple of Su-57s to Syria for combat operational testing.  Russia appears to be using Syria as a testing ground, much like Germany and Italy did in Spain.  While the Su-57 won’t make much of a difference in ground attack operations, it is something that the US clearly has to consider their presence when operating strike aircraft over Syria.  This area is getting more tense every day.

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