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The SU-57 - My Love Affair With A Psyop

Article written by Ethan Peasley-Lynch Image credit: Dmitry Terekhov on Flickr. Image used with permission under Creative Commons  CC BY-SA 2.0 License. Image has been cropped slightly. Not quite as advertised      Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation has struggled to modernize its armed forces. Economic stagnation, political instability, and international sanctions have hindered Russia's efforts to acquire cutting-edge defense technology. In order to secure funding for its latest defense projects, Russia has relied on selling its newest technology to other countries in order to afford it themselves. Prestige projects like the T-14 Armada, and indeed the SU-57 are just that - unrealized concepts intended to spur interest in the Russian defense industry. While the SU-57 was pitched to India as their next generation aircraft, the Indian government quickly withdrew from the HAL FGFA  design licensing program in order to pursue the domestically designed HAL AMCA