Russia is developing an advanced anti-ship missile that will also be used in the ammunition load of Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Thursday.

The defense official made this statement as he visited the Urals-based Detal Design Bureau engaged in the project.

“Today the enterprise is working on developing an active homing warhead for the promising anti-ship missile that is planned to be carried by the Su-57 fighter as well,” Krivoruchko said.

A working meeting was held on the premises of the Detal Design Bureau to discuss the issue of signing a contract with Tactical Missiles Corporation on acquiring the entire range of air-launched weapons for the Su-57 fighter jets, the deputy defense minister said.

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The Detal Design Bureau, which is part of Tactical Missiles Corporation, produces components, including those of active homing warheads for anti-ship and air-to-air missiles used by actually all Russian combat aircraft and helicopters. In addition, the enterprise develops promising radar and navigation equipment and radio-altimeters for unmanned aerial vehicles and spacecraft.

The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter designed to destroy all types of air targets at long and short distances and hit enemy ground and naval targets, overcoming its air defense capabilities.

The Su-57 took to the skies for the first time on January 29, 2010. Compared to its predecessors, the Su-57 combines the functions of an attack plane and a fighter jet while the use of composite materials and innovation technologies and the fighter’s aerodynamic configuration ensure the low level of radar and infrared signature.

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The plane’s armament will include, in particular, hypersonic missiles. The fifth-generation fighter jet has been successfully tested in combat conditions in Syria.

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“The fifth-generation fighter jet has been successfully tested in combat conditions in Syria.” => Not really : they spent two days on site to calibrate their radars on coalition aircraft in a non-contested airspace…Even dropping a few SDB or trolling two Su-25, as F-22 did in Syria, can’t be called “successfully tested in combat conditions”. “the Su-57 combines the functions of an attack plane and a fighter jet” => As do nearly all western fighter-jets since F-16… +++ “ensure the low level of radar and infrared signature.” Sorry, but India who paid $6.1B for Su-57’s R&D (half of the R&D… Read more »