Sukhoi Su-57E – Russia’s newest fighter, the Sukhoi Su-57E, finally makes a public appearance at the largest aerospace exhibition in Eastern Europe, MAKS 2019 at the Zhukovsky International Airport, MosPkow.
The United Arab Emirates, in November, it turns out that the appearance of the Sukhoi Su-57E, which is predicted to be able to serve the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor made by Lockheed Martin in the air, is accelerated by two months and it is carried out in its own homeland, Russia.
The four fighter planes with the stealth design flew in a diamond formation above the MAKS arena (Mezhdunarodnyj Aviatsionno-Kosmicheskij Salon). After maneuvering for a while, the formation changed and two of them performed a simulated duel in mid-air.
The cobra maneuver, aka the Pugachev maneuver, which has become an icon for the presence of the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker family, can also be carried out easily by the Su-57E, which until now has not had an official nickname.
Not only that, the perpendicular maneuvering of two Saturn AL-41F-1S aka 117S engines with a thrust of 176 kiloNewton / 33,000 pounds with after burner, thrust-to-weight ratio of 10.5 to 11.1 allows him to fly rapidly. easy.
Sukhoi, which since some time ago was incorporated into the Rostec – Russia’s BUMN in the field of aerospace and weapons – presented the four Su-57Es for the export market; the E code in the name is the code for the export market.
The 25th MAKS was opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin with the guest of honor of the Turkish President, Recep Erdogan. Turkey recently shocked the world of international defense by buying up the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system from Russia.
The move upset the United States, which actually has a similar system, namely the MIM-104 Patriot made by Raytheon. No doubt, Turkey was excluded from the consortium for the development of the F-35 Lightning II by the United States.
The huge Zhukovsky International Airport is turned into an exhibition arena for a wide variety of aircraft – civil and military, fixed wing and rotary wing – which is especially attractive to aerospace lovers.
From Russia, well-known names in the world of international aviation were present, including Sukhoi, MiG, Ilyushin, Antonov, Beriev, Mil helicopter, Kamov and Kaman.
In the static exhibition arena, was displayed the Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker E or Super Flanker which was still in the process of being acquired since many years ago to be included in the TNI AU arsenal list. When it comes in, the Su-35 will replace the F-5E / F Tiger II in the Indonesian Air Force 14th Air Squadron.
Not only are the latest products with advanced technology on display, because there is also a Cold War legacy, including the Tupolev Tu-95 Bear transcontinental strategic bomber, the world’s first supersonic transport aircraft Tupolev Tu-144 which is very similar to the Concord made with Britain and France so often dipeleset into Concordski, to Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire, Tu-160 Blackjack, and MiG-21 Fishbed.
From other parts of the world, there were also Airbus carrying the A350-900, Embraer from Brazil carrying the E195-E2 for the first time out of the country, and the Chinese delegation who came in massive numbers.