Russian Su-57 fighter jet’s cockpit achieves maximum automation

9 February 2021 (Last Updated February 9th, 2021 17:00)

Russian state-run corporation Rostec has announced that the fifth-generation Su-57 multirole fighter jet’s cockpit received maximum automation.

Russian Su-57 fighter jet’s cockpit achieves maximum automation
Sukhoi Su-57 jet achieves maximum automation. Credit: Rostec.

Russian state-run corporation Rostec has announced that the fifth-generation Su-57 multirole fighter jet’s cockpit received maximum automation.

The development was disclosed by Rostec-controlled United Aircraft Corporation in its New Horizons corporate magazine.

The publication noted that the single-seat fighter jet achieved maximum automation of the ‘routine piloting and combat use processes’.

Sukhoi Design Bureau (within the UAC) Cockpit Department head Nikita Dorofeyev told the New Horizons magazine: “Automation, information integration and intellectual support are the defining requirements for the ergonomics of a modern fighter’s cockpit.

“Theoretically, the pilot, after taking off and before the landing approach, may not fly at all, but search and attack targets. Moreover, this process is also sufficiently automated.”

In a statement, Rostec said that large and complex information about both the tactical situation and the aircraft systems’ operation cannot be accommodated all at once on the display area of the single-seat fighter’s cockpit.

In addition, too much information could burden the pilot and affect mission effectiveness.

To address these constraints, Su-57 pilots will be provided with only the required data based on the mission phase and the assigned task.

According to the magazine, intellectual support technology supports the pilot in completing the mission.

Recently, Rostec announced plans to develop a multi-purpose anti-tank guided missile system (ATGM) that will be capable of neutralising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).