Russia unveils prototype of its Su-75 Checkmate fighter at Dubai Air Show

The aircraft was delivered to the Dubai World Central complex on board the An-124, state-owned technology company Rostec . revealed

Moscow / TASS /. State-owned technology company Rostec said that a prototype of the latest generation of Russian single-engine fighters Checkmate was delivered on board the An-124 “Ruslan” freighter to the United Arab Emirates for display at the Dubai Airshow.

In fact, a prototype of the new Checkmate single-engine combat aircraft has arrived in the UAE for its participation in the Dubai International Airshow. The state-owned company said the plane was delivered to the Dubai World Central complex by an An-124.

Russia will display the fighter checkmate abroad for the first time. A series of closed and open presentations will be held with the participation of the media, Rostik said.

CEO of Russian arms export company Rosoboronexport (within Rostec) Alexander Mikheev told TASS in late October that potential foreign customers had shown increased interest in the latest Checkmate single-engine tactical fighter. He noted that the demand for the new aircraft is in some arms markets, and that the air forces of many South American countries need such aircraft.

Checkmate Single Engine Fighter

Russia’s state-owned technology company Rostec unveiled its newest domestic single-engine fighter, dubbed the Checkmate, at the MAKS 2021 International Air Show, held in the suburb of Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on July 20-25. The new aircraft, created by Rostec on its own initiative, is a derivative of the fifth generation of Su-57 fighters.

The new single-engine fighter is based on stealth technology and is equipped with an internal compartment for air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. The fighter will have a payload of more than 7 tons and will be able to hit up to six targets at the same time.

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The Checkmate fighter will be able to fly at Mach 1.8 (1.8 times the speed of sound) and will have an operating range of 3,000 km. The aircraft will be equipped with a highly efficient engine. The new fighter is scheduled to fly in 2023, and Rostec plans to launch a series production of the combat aircraft from 2026.

Russia’s newest combat aircraft should compete with the American F-35A Lightning II and the Swedish JAS-39 Gripen. Checkmate includes the latest systems, including open architecture configuration to meet customer requirements and unique AI technologies.

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