In the US, believe that the Su-57 will be the carrier of tactical nuclear weapons
If the US assumption made in the doctrine is true, then the Su-57 will be able to use medium-range nuclear weapons against targets covered with a powerful air defense system, along with another Su-34 bomber, in the article. Thus, Russia acquires another carrier of tactical nuclear weapons.
The publication states that the United States fears the Russian modernization of an arsenal of non-strategic nuclear weapons, numbering about two thousand units, at the same time they are developing new types of nuclear warheads, ostensibly in response to Moscow’s actions.
Nevertheless, the article says, Moscow has a very significant amount of tactical nuclear weapons, but for delivering air strikes with such charges, at present there is only Su-34, since Su-57 is not yet ready. This situation may persist for a long time, the newspaper writes, but with the introduction of the Su-57, everything can change, since Russia will receive another platform for striking airborne nuclear weapons.
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