Su 57 PAK FA "Fenric"

The newest Russian front line fighter aircraft, the Su-57, previously known as the T-50 PAK FA and also given the reporting name "Fenric", is Russia's first stealth fighter. It is beginning to enter squadron service and has already been seen over the Eastern Mediterranean on exercises.

A carrier variant, the Su-57K, is under development.

Pilot advice

The best advice about fighting the Su-57 is not to fight it at all. You are not going to get radar lock before he enters visual range and the aircraft is highly agile. However, if you can get a lock with an ASRAAM heat-seeker, the IR countermeasures are not the best around - a fact the Russians are aware of and are working on.