Russia to Acquire 76 Su-57

Issue: 6 / 2019

According to TASS, Putin said in a defense meeting: “The 2028 arms programme stipulated the purchase of 16 such jets, we have agreed to purchase 76 such fighters without the increase in prices in the same period of time.” The Sukhoi Su-57 is the country’s first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter jet. Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported that manufacturers reduced prices for both the aircraft and the equipment by 20 per cent, which provided the opportunity to purchase more of these jets.