the Ministry of defense of the United States from thirteen to seven reduced the number of critical flaws (the first category) of the current fifth generation fighter Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, reports defense News. Thus, the Russian promising fighter su-57 will partially lose one of their claimed advantages over the American plane.
One of the drawbacks is called current mode of operation of the AN/APG-81 manufacturing company, Northrop Grumman, radar with an active phased antenna array (AFAR) which is able to provoditi scan of the surrounding space above the sea only in the region located directly in front of the fighter. The publication notes that this feature is unrelated to the physical design of the AN/APG-81, and to solve the problem pedologies until 2024, inclusive, the increase in computing power of the device and update its software.
Other shortcomings of the F-35 Lightning II related, in particular, with the boost in the cockpit and helmet of the pilot.
In November 2018, the General Director of Scientific research Institute of instrument name Tikhomirov, Viktor Yuri White said that a Russian su-57 can simultaneously track up to 30 aerodynamic purposes, since the aircraft has distributed in his glider Afar (in the bow and sides) that allow you to use the fighter, in particular, in the role of a scout and gunner for unmanned aerial vehicles.