Looks like it's a Russian YF-23 analogue, with delta wings instead of trapezoidal wings. So it is going to be stealthy, and pretty much a disaster if the Indians pick it up.
The standing question is still, what's the engine size? If they've literally managed to stuff a 5th-gen equivalent of the RD-33 in, we're pretty screwed on the stealth front.
But I'd say it's the first true F-35-killer if the Russians can get it cheap enough.
eh. The Russians are not great at RAM. Their material science - outside of metallurgy - has fallen pretty far behind the West, Japan, South Korea and China. Shape is only 1/3 of the stealth sauce.
I question the reliability of the engines. MTBF - historically - has not been good. China does a better job than average in preventive maintenance and their own designs appear to be more reliable.
A few bits.
1. The Russians will have to buy a number so people feel this is a legit aircraft. How many Mikoyans didn't get exported because the Russians didn't buy many. That cast doubt on the aircraft.
2. The Russians will have to scale up their manufacturing for 5th gens. The Su-57 has not exactly moved at a brisk clip.
3. They really do need to make it significantly cheaper. The F-35 is coming down significantly in price. The Swiss did - in no small part - select the F-35 on price. smh.
Here's someone's measurement. Based on the fact that the aircraft tug seem to be a Schopf F59 which is known to be 3.5m long and 1.73m side:Do we have any measurements on the aircraft? I'm getting stuff in the 10-14 meters range in terms of length. Incidentally, that's Gripen/JF-17 class. What I really want to know is what the engine is. From rear shots it's unclear as to whether it's a heavyweight engine or a mediumweight engine. If it's a mediumweight engine, the hypothesis of a F-35-killer-via-mini-me is pretty cinched.