- Feb 22, 2018
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The Sukhoi Su-57 is a russian stealth, single-seat, twin-engine jet multirole fighter aircraft designed for air superiority and attack operations
The fighter is planned to have supercruise, stealth, supermaneuverability and advanced avionics to overcome the prior generation fighter aircraft as well as ground and maritime defences
The prototype first flew on 29 January 2010 and deliveries of production aircraft to the Russian Air Force are to begin in 2018
Su57 incorporate substantial amounts of composite materials, and possess advanced avionics such as active phased array radar and sensor fusion
The Su-57 has a blended wing body fuselage and incorporates all-moving horizontal and vertical stabilizers; the vertical stabilizers toe inwards to serve as the aircraft’s airbrake. The aircraft incorporates thrust vectoring and has adjustable leading edge vortex controllers (LEVCONs) designed to control vortices generated by the leading edge root extensions, and can provide trim and improve high angle of attack behaviour, including a quick stall recovery if the thrust vectoring system fails
The advanced flight control system and thrust vectoring nozzles make the aircraft departure resistant and highly maneuverable in both pitch and yaw, enabling the aircraft to perform very high angles of attack maneuvers such as the Pugachev’s Cobra and the Bell maneuver, along with doing flat rotations with little altitude loss
The aircraft’s high cruising speed and normal operating altitude is also expected to give it a significant kinematic advantage over prior generations of aircraft.
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
The F-22 Raptor is considered the first fifth-generation fighter in the inventory of the United States Air Force, using low-observation technologies, modern avionics and efficient engines. The F-22 Raptor, a critical component of the Force of Global Strike Task, is designed to project the airborne domain quickly and at great distances and defeat threats that try to deny access to the Air Force, the Army, the Navy and the US Marine Corps.
A combination of sensor capability, integrated avionics, situational awareness and weapons provides an early death opportunity against threats. The F-22 Raptor has a sophisticated set of sensors that allows the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. Significant advances in cockpit design and sensor fusion improve the pilot’s situational awareness. In the air-to-air configuration, the Raptor carries six AMRAAM AIM-120 and two Sidewinder AIM-9.