May 28, 2021

Russia Is Working On A New Stealth Fighter It Probably Can’t Afford

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Forbes

Journalist David Axe

Russian warplane-maker Sukhoi is developing a new stealth fighter, state media reported Wednesday.

The single-engine, low-observable fighter would fly as fast as Mach 2, a company source told government-run news agency TASS. The type would include thrust-vectoring to improve maneuverability.

The new fighter, which apparently does not yet have a designation, is an internal initiative at Moscow-based Sukhoi. The Russian government hasn’t committed funds to the project.

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Authors

  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    > Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on...