Algeria to purchase Su-57

Military aircraft - Post cold war aircraft, including for example B-2, Gripen, F-18E/F Super Hornet, Rafale, and Typhoon.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

popcorn

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 7724
  • Joined: 24 Sep 2008, 08:55

Unread post28 Nov 2020, 04:08

"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
CSAF Gen. Mark Welsh
Offline

hythelday

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 667
  • Joined: 25 Jul 2016, 12:43
  • Location: Estonia

Unread post28 Nov 2020, 11:47

1) source is Sputnik
2) 2025 is still not-so-near future

That said Russians have been wooing Algerians into buying Su-57 since long ago, so there might be some truth behind it. Although same Russian sources have trumpeted that Algeria is going to buy Fullback "soon" for years already, as well as already "bought" corvettes from Russia in 2015 even though the steel for them haven't been cut yet.
Offline

tequilashooter

Banned

  • Posts: 9
  • Joined: 27 Nov 2020, 18:11

Unread post28 Nov 2020, 15:57

Do not know if the purchase is still considered a rumor other than a Su-57 sticking in the background behind those military officials.

Algeria background.jpg
Offline

milosh

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1280
  • Joined: 27 Feb 2008, 23:40
  • Location: Serbia, Belgrade

Unread post28 Nov 2020, 16:49

Su-57 new engine is close to production, last what I saw tests are going quite well and start of production is expected in 2022.

I don't think anyone expect Russia would want Su-57 with old engine.

So it is possible Algeria is buying Su-57 becuase engine problem is solved.

New engine isn't just important for advanced supercruise but for stealth also. Radar blocker as some sources mentioned is design for AL-51. So without AL-51 there is probable no radar blocker either.

Also AL-51 have new stealthy nozzle.
Last edited by milosh on 28 Nov 2020, 19:07, edited 1 time in total.
Offline

madrat

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2925
  • Joined: 03 Mar 2010, 03:12

Unread post28 Nov 2020, 19:05

Once upon a time it was MiG-31. Then Su-35S. Now it's Su-57. I'll trust when we can verify it.
Offline

mixelflick

Elite 4K

Elite 4K

  • Posts: 4333
  • Joined: 20 Mar 2010, 10:26
  • Location: Parts Unknown

Unread post29 Nov 2020, 14:42

popcorn wrote:https://www.arabianaerospace.aero/algeria-to-get-14-su-57-fighters-from-russia.html


Militarywatch magazine (another pro-Russian publication) has been saying the same now - for years. Their latest "confirmation" had to do with the fact the SU-57 appeared in the background of that mural. I'm pretty sure that doesn't = a real buy. Hard to see LM telling investors the same as "evidence" of an F-35 sale, LOL.

On the engine being so far along Milosh... that's interesting. Haven't heard it anywhere else though, and I'm fairly certain the Russians would be trumpeting that to the high heavens if true. Source?
Offline

milosh

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1280
  • Joined: 27 Feb 2008, 23:40
  • Location: Serbia, Belgrade

Unread post29 Nov 2020, 17:11

mixelflick wrote:On the engine being so far along Milosh... that's interesting. Haven't heard it anywhere else though, and I'm fairly certain the Russians would be trumpeting that to the high heavens if true. Source?


https://tass.com/defense/1219079

Btw Algeria have 13 operational MiG-25 so 14 Su-57 will replace them quite well of course with new super cruising engine.
Offline
User avatar

element1loop

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1710
  • Joined: 31 Dec 2015, 05:35
  • Location: Australia

Unread post30 Nov 2020, 01:12

"12 or 14" aircraft ... possibly 28!

They couldn't decide ... so signed a contract for them anyway ... Sputnik. :roll:

Got to ask, why not just get Su35s? I hear they can totally toast a whole fleet of F-35A.

Logic.
Accel + Alt + VLO + DAS + MDF + Radial Distance = LIFE . . . Always choose Stealth
Offline
User avatar

element1loop

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1710
  • Joined: 31 Dec 2015, 05:35
  • Location: Australia

Unread post30 Nov 2020, 01:32

Suspect this has more to do with Spain likely to get F-35A and F-35B at sea soonish rather than just F-16 BK72 coming next door. There are also reports the Algerian Air Force has S-400 since 2015.

The arrival of the S400 will not only fill gaps in the air defense but will saturate the long-range air surveillance. 1-Photos irrefutably show S400 launchers that differ from those of S300PMU2, which is BAZ-64022 vehicle not the KrAZ-260 of the PMU2 2- 8 launchers aligned on a picture and three during the test on a second. In reality, the Algerian army has undertaken an overhaul of its DAT and the appearance of S400 in his arsenal is only part of modernization.

http://defence-blog.com/news/algeria-mi ... stems.html


Erdogan pipped?
Accel + Alt + VLO + DAS + MDF + Radial Distance = LIFE . . . Always choose Stealth
Offline

mixelflick

Elite 4K

Elite 4K

  • Posts: 4333
  • Joined: 20 Mar 2010, 10:26
  • Location: Parts Unknown

Unread post30 Nov 2020, 20:09

See, here's where I have "issues" with these Russian sources of information...

Christmas eve 2019 the first serial SU-57 crashes. We're told it won't affect its introduction into service one bit, full steam ahead. https://militarywatchmagazine.com/artic ... ed-in-2020

Now we're told the Russian air force is to receive their first production example in December, 2020. HELLO - That's a 1 year delay. And that assumes this one doesn't crash/otherwise have issues that delay its entry into service. Also, it's ONE airframe, not a "serial batch".

A cursory search for "SU-57" on their website brings up a plethora of stories about the bird, most of which come across as "rah rah" pieces that seriously stretch the truth. If you believe those stories, the following countries are in talks and/or ordering it..

China, India, Algeria, Ethiopia, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, the UAE, Iran, Egypt and North Korea - and I probably missed a few. Yet, no firm orders from anyone (other than the Russian air force)?

It's so advanced, they're turning it into a 6th gen, unpiloted drone complete with lasers and artificial intelligence. No wait, it's radar, weapons and other uber-tech is being retro-fitted to their Flanker fleet. And it's going to team with the Hunter drone, which I guess means they'll be doing the two drone shuffle in the near future?

You don't have to follow this program long to know: It's a lot of smoke and mirrors, and very little substance...
Offline
User avatar

XanderCrews

Elite 5K

Elite 5K

  • Posts: 6963
  • Joined: 16 Oct 2012, 19:42

Unread post30 Nov 2020, 21:42

milosh wrote:Su-57 new engine is close to production, last what I saw tests are going quite well and start of production is expected in 2022.




Lol.everything is always going great with this program. It's always almost there. Tests are going well. It's always rolling right along etc


Why it's been ALMOST a whole calendar year since a crash. That's reason to celebrate.

No need for all weather capability people, this airplane is always "blue skies."
Choose Crews
Offline

milosh

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1280
  • Joined: 27 Feb 2008, 23:40
  • Location: Serbia, Belgrade

Unread post30 Nov 2020, 22:57

XanderCrews wrote:
milosh wrote:Su-57 new engine is close to production, last what I saw tests are going quite well and start of production is expected in 2022.




Lol.everything is always going great with this program. It's always almost there. Tests are going well. It's always rolling right along etc


Why it's been ALMOST a whole calendar year since a crash. That's reason to celebrate.

No need for all weather capability people, this airplane is always "blue skies."


I was quite precise, I wrote about engine development. There is reason why engine is probable most strongest part of whole program with new weapons too. And reason is quite logical.

You can use them on other fighters regardless of Su-57. If Su-57 tech couldn't be applied on anything else it would have same fate as MiG-42.
Offline

madrat

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2925
  • Joined: 03 Mar 2010, 03:12

Unread post01 Dec 2020, 03:08

What's a MiG-42 have to do with Su-57?

Neither Mikoyan Project 1.42 (Foxglove) or Mikoyan Project 1.44 (Flapjack) were called MiG-42.
Offline
User avatar

element1loop

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1710
  • Joined: 31 Dec 2015, 05:35
  • Location: Australia

Unread post01 Dec 2020, 05:54

mixelflick wrote:China, India, Algeria, Ethiopia, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, the UAE, Iran, Egypt and North Korea - and I probably missed a few. Yet, no firm orders from anyone (other than the Russian air force)?


0nly $143 million each on these numbers though.

Keep the dream alive!
Accel + Alt + VLO + DAS + MDF + Radial Distance = LIFE . . . Always choose Stealth
Offline

milosh

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1280
  • Joined: 27 Feb 2008, 23:40
  • Location: Serbia, Belgrade

Unread post01 Dec 2020, 06:28

madrat wrote:What's a MiG-42 have to do with Su-57?


It is example. You have plane with engine which can't be fitted in any other operational fighter expect maybe MiG-31 but back then they didn't had money to have MiG-31 in air, and they didn't sold any MiG-31 so MiG-42/44 would be highly expensive without any chance to return investment.

MiG-42/44 engine (AL-41) compared to Su-30/35/57 engine (AL-41F):
Image

In case of Su-57 (AL-51 engine) you have different situation. Engine fit in Flankers without problem. So that isn't engine just for 76 Su-57 but for much bigger fleet.

They already start replacing AL-31 with 117S so when AL-41F is ready to be replaced we can expect they will go with AL-51 in future.
Next

Return to Modern Military Aircraft

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: pron and 18 guests