Military expert Andrei Frolov compared in the “news” American fighter fifth generation F-35 Lightning II with the Russian su-57. According to the expert, the American fighter a more “digital” and therefore loses the comparison.
Frolov explained that the American F-35 is kind of an iPhone, which at any moment might be useless toy, if you don’t have a constant connection to Apple Store and regular updates. He stressed that for the same reasons the F-35 is able to be a pile of expensive iron. The manufacturer may at any time to lock the software.
The Frolov noted that the possibility of the su-57 is classified, but, he thinks, su-57 is not so “digital” like the F-35. But even if there were, then purchasing the Russian su-57 carry lower political risk, because Russia never used the sole of the embargo on arms sales.
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