BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu revealed on Friday that his air force used the fifth generation Su-57 fighter jet in Syria.

According to Shoygu, the Russian Aerospace Forces used the Su-57 fighter jet while carrying out airstrikes over several militant targets inside Syria in February 2018.

In particular, Shoygu revealed that the Su-57 fighter jet had fired the Russian military’s most modern cruise missile, Kh-59MK2, during their brief operation this past Winter.

A Syrian military source told Al-Masdar News on Saturday morning that the Su-57 was primarily used in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

The source added that the Russian aircraft had repeatedly bombed Jaysh Al-Izza’s positions inside the towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah.

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Not so interesting, except as a validation of Kh-59MK2 on the platform :
the interest of Su-57 is to get close if not in contested areas with heavy air defences or other 5th gen/4++gen fighters, then diminishing risks…
Without seriously contested areas, in a case like Syria, Su-57 is pretty… useless!