In The Market For New Fighter Jets, IAF To Monitor Export Version Of 5th Gen Russian Sukhoi Su-57 Aircraft

Sukhoi Su-57E stealth fighter jet (Maxim Maksimov/Wikimedia Commons)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) which is in the market for a new fighter jet is expected to closely monitor the Russian fifth generation stealth aircraft Sukhoi Su-57 as it is all set to demonstrate its export variant at the MAKS-2019 airshow in Moskow, Eurasian Times has reported.

CEO of Rosoboronexport (which manufactures the aircraft) Alexander Mikheev has informed that all the documents required for SU-57E’s export are now ready and the jets can directly be obtained by foreign buyers.

This airshow would be held from 27 August to 1 September.

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As per a report by TASS, the Su-57E would be the main exhibit at the airshow along with Il-112VE military transport aircraft. The Su-57E boasts of “multi-functionality, automation, high degree of combat employment processes and super-maneuverability”.

The single seat twin engine fifth generation air-superiority aircraft is also a stealth fighter - a capability missing from the IAF’s combat arsenal.

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