F-22 has been in operational service since 2005 - not for 25 years.
But hang on... the F-22 program was started in the early 80s... it wasn't delayed at all was it? How could it have been operational only since 2005... it was formulated in 1981, and in 1991 or so they had the fly off between the competitors and the F-22 won... so why did it take 15 years to get it operational? Surely the last superpower could get a 5th gen fighter into service faster than that...
The first flight of the prototype of the PAK FA was in January 2010, so giving them 15 years that means first in service by January 2025. In November 2012 all the F-22s that were going to be made were made, so by November 2028 there should be about 190 PAK FAs in service... which would be poor backward Russia matching the performance of superpower united states of murica.
The U.S. doesn't have 1,000 of them, but they have 187 of them which is 187 more compared to PAK FA which has a number of ZERO operational aircraft.
187 15 years after it was selected... I am pretty confident the PAK FA can exceed that sort of performance... even if Russia is not a super power with a budget of half a trillion dollars a year.
The U.S will soon have 15 Virginia class. They already have 10 of them and building another 15. The U.S. will most likely build at least 30 of them.
Yeah, the cheaper smaller sub when they found Seawolf too expensive... not really something to be proud of IMHO.
The number of Zumwalt went down from 30 to 3, yes, but those 3 Zumwalts are still miles ahead of what Russia thinks they can field. Even A-Burkes are way ahead of any "fantasy" Gorshkov, where some people on here dream about how and what they will fill its 32 cells with, Very Happy Wet dreams all the way.
The irony is that you believe it. Gorshkov is a Frigate, Arleigh Burke is a cruiser. Why don't you bitch about how the Mistrals are no where near as powerful as the new US carriers.
BTW 96 Harpoons vs 32 Onyx missiles... hahaha... the frigate is better armed!
And in 10 years time when Zirconium is in service 32 x Mach 7 scramjet powered anti ship missiles are going to be even more powerful than Harpoon.
That's why I react, because there is no realism or reality on here. Just spewing of hot air and personal attacks. I have had to accept several personal attacks on here while I haven't called anyone anything compared to what I've been called.
Well if I went to F-16.com and said a Yak-52 trainer is better armed than any model F-16 should I expect some ridicule?
Also, another fact, the U.S. has already 62 Burkes and plan to increase the number to 75 because of the number for Zumwalt being reduced. So the U.S. number, its forces and tech in addition to experience are on totally another level compared to Russia, unfortunately.
So what? You can talk about game changers and other levels and all sorts of cliche BS, but what difference does it actually make?
What do you expect Russia to do?
Should they build 50 carriers and 1,000 heavy cruisers... will that solve the problem?
How old are you? 5?
Russia needs frigates for general duties and patrolling its sea territory.
It does not need them to take on and defeat the US Navy and never will.
But, please continue to tell everyone how "strong big bad" Russia is - which is exactly the type of propaganda NATO wants the rest of the world to believe, which is Russia being the "aggressor", while the alliance (NATO) that is condemning Russia, spends 12 TIMES more on WEAPONS than Russia does.
And since neither can afford to spend enormous amounts on weapons... who do you think is getting the better deal? NATO countries forced to spend billions on ships they hardly ever actually use, or Russia not spending enormous amounts on a uber navy to take on all of NATO and the US single handedly... Instead Russia is spending money on new boats to replace obsolete types that are multirole and capable but also affordable and effective.
So, can we finally expect 1st Gorshkov to meet against 62 A-Burke "buddies" from next year, along with 70 U.S. SSN/SSBNs, 22 Ticonderogas, 1st Zumwalt 3,000 fighters or it is gonna be another delay AGAIN ?
It will be delayed till it is ready. Once it is ready, it is a frigate and should be able to be produced fairly rapidly and efficiently and cheaply so the 20 odd that they will make will not cost the Russian taxpayer an arm and a leg, yet it will be perfectly capable of performing all the roles Russia requires of it.
No, it wont be a new generation game changer, but it will be an excellent replacement for the Krivak frigates they had previously.