It doesn’t matter. Here's why.
Russia’s stealthy Su-57 is the only fighter in the world that features a Directed Infrared Countermeasures system, or DIRCM.
The presence of the missile-spoofing DIRCM turrets on the Su-57’s spine behind and underneath the cockpit point to a novel approach by Sukhoi designers to protect the fighter from infrared-guided missiles.
It’s not clear it will work. But the DIRCM is the least of the Su-57’s problems.
Connor Dalton, a self-described...
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