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Published on Aug 20, 2013
Russian stealth fighters outstrip their American analogues in many ways. According to Australian experts, the Russian fifth generation fighter T-50, is superior to the current models of American fighters F-22 and F-35. These conclusions were made by Dr. Carlo Kopp of the Research Centre of the Australian Air Force who published the results of testing the effective surface scattering (RCS) of the T-50.
"The external design of the T-50 is worse than that of the F-22 Raptor, - the doctor wrote.. - RCS operate identically with both the T-50 and F-35." The main advantages of the Russian fighter, the scientist said, was its unprecedented maneuverability, unique ability to lengthy battles, and ability to evade most radars. The primary disadvantage of the T-50, developed by the United Aircraft Corporation "Sukhoi", the researcher believes, is the insufficient amount of absorbent material on the surface of the fighter and the non-ideal shape of the engine.
Further development of stealth fighters in the course of their development is a standard practice. The American F-22 and F-35 have been under continuous development during the recent 15 years. The Russian T-50, only four of them have been produced so far, was developed only 3 years ago and would not be in use before 2016.
To date, only three countries -- Russia, the United States and China -- possess the military aircraft outfitted with powerful radar evasion systems.