May 27, 2021

Russia Is Building a Single-Engine, ‘Hypersonic’ Fighter Jet

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It’s only the country’s second new fighter design since the end of the Cold War.

Russia’s famed Sukhoi Design Bureau is reportedly working on a brand-new, fifth-generation fighter jet: a lightweight fighter capable of flying faster than Mach 2.

The unnamed fighter would likely complement the larger, heavier Su-57 fighter jet (pictured above) and would use at least some of the same components.

According to an industry source via Russian state media’s RIA Novosti, the fifth-gen fighter will have one engine, a reduced radar signature, “super maneuverability,” and thrust vectoring capabilities. The source also said the plane could be offered in manned and unmanned versions.

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