Russian fighter Su-35 generation 4++ occupies one of the leading positions in the international combat aircraft market, only the fifth generation fighters F-22 and F-35 can compete with it from foreign aircraft. This was stated in the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS).
Commenting on the article that appeared in the American magazine Military Watch about the superiority of the Russian Su-35 over the American F-22, FSMTC stated, that although the Russian fighter belongs to the fourth generation, according to its characteristics, it is very close to the fifth.
Despite, that the Russian Su-35 fighter belongs to the classification of the generation 4++, in terms of the aggregate of its flight and combat characteristics, this aircraft comes close to the fifth generation fighters. In fact, only the American F-35 and F-22 fighters can be attributed to the direct competitors of the Russian fighter.
– leads RIA “news” FSMTC message.
Earlier in an American magazine, the characteristics of the Su-35 and F-22 were compared, stated, that the Russian fighter is superior to the American one in versatility.
Su-35 - the Russian multipurpose supermaneuverability generation fighter “4++”, with engines with thrust vector control (UVT). Developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. The modification is referred to as the Su-35s for videoconferencing Russia. The aircraft can carry up to 8 tons of payload. “Generation 4 ++” It is conditional and only indicates, that aggregate performance fighter closely approximated to the characteristics of the fifth generation fighter, excluding low-signature technology and AFAR.
The aircraft is designed to meet the challenges of achieving and maintaining air superiority, air support of troops in conflicts of any scale, isolation area of operations and other.