Putin's forces unveiled the Su-57 in recent years, but the newest version of the jet is reportedly a bigger threat.
The Daily Star, citing Kremlin-backed news outlet Moskovskij Komsomolets (MK), reported that Putin's military has unveiled the fifth generation of the jet. Because of its incredible speed, the new version of the Su-57 is more deadly and virtually invisible, according to the outlet.
While the Russians have yet to use the jet in combat, it was spotted a little more than 300 miles from the Ukraine border nearly a year ago last December.
Retired Russian army general Vladimiir Popov told MK that the engines for the jets are still in test mode, according to the Daily Star.
"We currently have two squadrons flying Su-57s – we conduct tests and develop operating technology," Popov said. "These fighters currently fly on modified AL-41 engines, and we are waiting for deliveries of new engines to begin. Now they are being tested in flying laboratories, and are undergoing factory bench tests and certification, but we haven’t put these engines into production yet, therefore we are in no hurry to commission large numbers of Su-57s now – as they say, don't tear your navel."
He continued, "The speed of sound will be accelerated absolutely only at the expense of 'maximum,' that is, in economy mode. The main thing for us is that the aircraft has a high degree of maneuverability, with foreign experts even talking about the super-maneuverability of the Su-57."
It's uncertain when they will be used in combat, but the outlet reported Russia ordered 76 new crafts that are expected to be delivered "by the end of 2023."
While the United State has refrained from direct military involvement in both wars, its influence has had an effect, especially in Ukraine.
“The consequences of this step, which was deliberately hidden from the public, will be of the most serious nature,” said Russia’s ambassador to America, Anatoly Antonov.
Antonov also accused the United States of elevating conflict in the war.
“Washington is consistently pursuing a policy of completely curtailing bilateral relations. The United States continues to push for a direct conflict between Nato and Russia,” he wrote on Telegram, via Reuters.
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The turmoil between Russia and the United States comes as Putin continues to strengthen relations with "dear friend" Xi Jinping, the president of China.
Xi's initial remarks called for peace in the world. "Although the world today is not peaceful, downward pressure on the global economy is increasing, and global development faces a great deal of challenges, we firmly believe that the historical trends of peace, development, cooperation, and mutual wins are unstoppable," the Chinese president said at the official banquet, making a reference to the current geopolitical conflicts, according to the Guardian.
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