Russian Defense Ministry Contracts First Batch Of 12 Su-57 Fighter Jets

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Russian Defense Ministry Contracts First Batch Of 12 Su-57 Fighter Jets

Su-57 stealth fighter jet. FILE IMAGE: Sergei Bobylev/TASS

The Russian Defense Ministry has signed a contract to receive the first batch of 12 Su-57 stealth fighter jets, Deputy Defense Minister Alexey Krivoruchko told media in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

The warplanes are set to be delivered to the Russian military in 2019.

Acording to reports, Su-57 jets is expected to eventually replace Su-27 multipurpose fighters in the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Su-57 made its maiden flight in 2010.

The fighter jet could come into service in 2019, CEO of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar stated on June 29.

Two Su-57 fighter jets passed combat tests in Syria in February 2018.

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