During talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) CEO Yuri Slyusar predicted that hundreds of orders for Russia’s newest Su-57 fifth-generation fighter will be placed.
It is expected that this jet will be chosen as the platform and basic plane for a wide variety of missions, and that orders for these fighters will number in the hundreds, according to the CEO.
According to him, work on many aircraft upgrades would begin this year, TASS reports.
We have already delivered four [Su-57] aircraft this year. Our ultimate objective is to supply 12 airplanes each year as part of a cooperation program, according to Slyusar.
According to the chief executive, the UAC has inked a deal with Russia’s Defense Ministry for the supply of 76 Su-57 warplanes to Russian forces.