In 2023, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC, part of Rostec) will increase the volume of deliveries of the fifth generation Su-57 fighter jets to the Air Force of the Russian Federation (VKS). This was stated by the CEO of the company Yuri Slyusar.
“We will continue to fulfill our obligations under the contracts entered into. Su-35 aircraft from the following batches are in production. In addition, the volume of deliveries of the fifth generation Su-57 fighters to the Russian Air Force will increase this year,” he was quoted as saying by the government’s press service.
The government also stated that the “Komsomolsk-on-Amur-Gagarin” aviation plant delivered to the Air Force a new batch of Su-35S, which had already flown over the airfield where it is stationed.
In December 2022, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, said that the UAC continues to expand its capacity for serial production of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters. Describing the Su-57 as the future of Russian military aviation, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said that the ongoing large-scale modernization project will significantly increase the production of these aircraft.
The Su-57 is a fifth-generation Russian multirole fighter developed by Sukhoi. The machine is designed to destroy all types of air, ground and surface targets. The Su-57 is produced at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft plant. Prior to its serial name, it was called the T-50. It first flew into the air in 2010. At the end of October 2022, the UAC reported the first flight of the upgraded Su-57. Earlier it was reported that by 2028 the number of Su-57s in service with the Russian army should be 76 fifth-generation aircraft.