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Russia releases video of Su-57 combat debut in Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry has released video footage on 19 November showing unique footage of the Su-57 5th-generation fighter jet in its first combat operation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to a news release put out by the Russian Defence Ministry, the sorties of modern Su-57 5th-generation fighter jets were carried out in order to prove announced possibilities of the newest aircraft in a real combat environment.

“During the flights, pilots checked aircraft performances, smart data management system, operation of on-board systems, including armament at high temperatures, complicated underlying surface and other factors,” said in a statement.


A Russian Air Force official confirmed that the Su-57, in its first combat operation, was used over Syria during operations against the Islamic State (IS) and other militants.

Crews of newest Russian-made Su-57 5th-generation fighter jet made over 10 sorties in Syria.

“Su-57 is the Russian advanced air complex of the fifth generation designed for elimination of all types of air, ground and maritime targets. It high maneuverability, supersonic capabilities as well as modern on-board systems and stealth capability provides high efficiency and air superiority,” – also added in a statement.

In August, the Russian Aerospace Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev stated that the Russian T-50 5th-generation fighter had received the index of Su-57.

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