The Ministry of Defense tells why the Su-57 was sent to Syria
Moscow. The Russian military transferred Su-57 fighters to Syria in order to test the machines in maximal combat conditions.
According to sources in the defense industry, several Su-57 fighters were transferred to Syria, which are going to test the electronic warfare and radar systems.
It is reported that the decision to commit the Su-57 was made after a closed display of the fighter at the avia-salon in Zhukovsky. Experts note that Russia sent the Su-57 also in order to demonstrate the capabilities of the Defense Industrial Complex to potential buyers.
Recall, the first time news that the latest Russian fighter aircraft was in Syria was published on the network on February 21-22.
As the Colonel Viktor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, a member of the expert council of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, told Pravda.ru this fifth-generation fighter has several advantages over previous models: it is barely noticeable on radar screens and armed with the newest ammunition, a set of aviation weapons, which is located "exclusively inside the fuselage." "This reduces fuel consumption for flights at cruising speeds, increases range by reducing air resistance and provides the very low visibility on radars," the expert said to Pravdy.Ru.