The development work of the new engine for Su-57 fighters is expected to be finalized on 2022. Military Watch media compared its technical traits with the US analogues.
The new engine, also known as Izdeliye 30 (Article 30) is already going through tests in the Su-57 fighters, according to Rostec's Director General, Serguei Chemezov.
It is expected that all the flight performance aspects of the fighter, including range, climbing rate, speed acceleration and many others will be considerably improved.
Now the fighters have the AL-41F1 engines that have only 9% less thrust than the F-22 Raptor's F119.
Until now the US has a lead over its competitors in the production of 5th generation aircrafts, according to Military Watch, specifying that the F135 engine for the F-35 has approximately 33% more thrust than the AL-41.
However, this reality might change with the development of the Izdeliye 30, it pointed out.
It stressed that "the F135 has approximately a 33% more thrust than the AL-41, which means that the Izdeliye 30 will have to outreach the thrust of its predecessor in more than one-third".
At the same time, the media stresses that the Russian development of a smaller size engine with higher thrust than the US one would be a revolutionary achievement.
"The F135 is a considerably larger engine that most two-engined aircrafts would find it hard to accommodate and producing a similar thrust engine for a dual motored fighter would be a hard achievement but truly revolutionary", it noted.
The Su-57 production rate is of more than 15 aircraft per year only for the Russian service and a lot more to deal with exports. It is believed that Algeria has already made a request for the fighters, and other countries such as China, Vietnam and Burma até showing great interest.