An experimental battle has been announced using several 4 ++ generation fighters under the control of a 5th generation aircraft. We are talking about the so-called "swarm" of Su-35, if this term is generally applicable to fighters. Management, allegedly, was carried out on board the Su-57. The fifth generation fighter served as a command and staff facility aviation.
Such information is voiced by the news agency. TASSwhich refers to unnamed sources.
One of the agency’s sources noted that in the “swarm” or “flock” there was a constant data exchange between the fighters participating in the operation. It is important that the operation was military. Processing data exchanged between aircraft was carried out using the on-board computer systems Su-35 and Su-57.
The fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft has not yet been put into service with the Russian Aerospace Forces, but he managed to take part in numerous and diverse tests. In particular, fifth-generation fighters previously went to Syria, where, as previously reported, they confirmed their functionality. Also, the Su-57 aircraft participated in tests together with a promising drone drone, developed under the S-70 Hunter program.
Earlier, India withdrew from a joint program to create a fifth-generation fighter FGFA, announcing that the aircraft being created "does not reach the fifth generation of combat aircraft."