India may buy Russian fifth generation Stealth fighter jet Su 57

India may buy Russian fifth generation Stealth fighter jet Su 57

ISLAMABAD - The much-awaited Sukhoi Su-57E, the export version of Russia's 5th Generation supersonic stealth combat aircraft, will be unveiled on Tuesday to the world at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 near Moscow. According to Rostec State Corporation the Su-57 has entered mass production after the Russian Aerospace Force ordered 76 jets.

The first Su-57, which is currently the only Russian stealth fighter, is most likely to be delivered to the country's Aerospace Force before the end of 2019.

The fighter was shown to the media on August 24, 2019, with the aircraft taking to the skies to give a glimpse of its flying and manoeuvring capabilities.

Along with the Su-57, the export version of which Russia has already offered to the Indian Air Force link (IAF), Rostec will present five new aircraft and helicopters apart from several communication equipments, electronic warfare systems, aviation systems, engines and airfield equipment at MAKS-2019. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov had in 2019 said that many nations would be interested in the supersonic fighter. He had added that "confidence in the supplier is one of the key factors when it comes to purchasing weaponry of this kind" and India was the biggest market for Russian defence products and could be interested in the Sukhoi Su-57 jet, as it already operates several Russian-built combat aircraft including MiG-29 and Su-30MKI.