Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet

Issue: 2 / 2019

Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec told TASS on January 11, 2019 that a new composite material with enhanced radar wave absorbing properties was used to make the cockpit canopy of the most advanced Sukhoi Su-57 multirole fighter jet and the Tupolev Tu-160 strategic missile-carrying bomber. The Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter and Tu-160 is the biggest plane with a variable-sweep wing and one of the most powerful combat aircraft in the world.