Experts from the United States analyzed how the air combat between the Su-57 and the F-22 Raptor will take place. They named the probable result of the collision of two aircraft, taking into account their technical features.
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At the moment, there is a lot of information about the F-22 Raptor, since the air machine has been produced for a long time. Much less details have been revealed about the Russian Su-57 as it is still under development. Nevertheless, it is already clear to specialists that although these models belong to the fifth generation fighters, in their concepts they are very different, as are the tasks for which they were designed. The copy from the USA was created based on the stealth technology and high maneuverability. The engineers from the Sukhoi Design Bureau sought to give the pilot no less aerobatic freedom, as well as speed. These characteristics differ, and there is no understanding of which aircraft has the advantage. In theory, the F-22 Raptor could go unnoticed while in a square controlled by the Su-57. This gives him a chance to ambush and surprise strike. If he is discovered earlier, he will not have enough power to chase, or vice versa – to get away from a faster enemy.
Experts cannot yet identify a clear favorite in the battle between the two fighters, but they take into account factors that are still unknown to them. This is an infrared radar that the Russian aircraft possesses. It can detect targets, including hidden ones, at long distances, but so far the capabilities of this system are classified. Perhaps the F-22 Raptor will not be able to hide from the Su-57, in which case the American car will be in much greater vulnerability, even at a distance that does not allow it to strike back.