Experts believe that the aircraft can compete with the American F-35.
The Su-75 fighter jet from the Sukhoi corporation was unveiled at the MAKS-2021 International Airshow and immediately sparked heated discussions. The manufacturer wanted to create an aircraft that would appeal to foreign buyers by competing with the American F-35 fighter. One of the major advantages of the Russian design is the price: the cost of the Su-75 is about $25-30 million, whilst the F-35 costs more than $80 million.
The Su-75 remains an easy-to-maintain single-engine aircraft with compartments for five air-to-air missiles and an automatic cannon. The fighter is equipped with a multi-band detection system, an electronic warfare system, and an AESA radar. Additionally, artificial intelligence can serve as a co-pilot. The aircraft will be able to fly at high altitudes, as well as in poor weather conditions. The payload is about 7,5 tonnes. The flight tests will start in 2023, and serial production will begin in 2027.
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