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Fully Stealth fighter

it engine will be 35% more powerful then SU-57"s

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it will be cheap to maintain

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it has not been tested in the air yet?


 

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Promising IMO, I can see SEA countries like Vietnam and Myanmar will likely operate this planes. Even Malaysia is a possible as well if some how CATSA is not imposed by US in the future. Malaysia look like quite satisfied with its Sukhoi squadron. @Viet @powastick @Viva_Viet
 

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Russia unveils new 'Checkmate' fighter jet
By Anna Chernova and Zahra Ullah, CNN
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A prototype of Russia's new Sukhoi Checkmate fighter is on display at the MAKS 2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on July 20.
© Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AFP/Getty ImagesA prototype of Russia's new Sukhoi "Checkmate" fighter is on display at the MAKS 2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on July 20.

Russian President Vladimir Putin got a sneak peek of a new fifth-generation lightweight single-engine fighter jet at an air show just outside of Moscow on Tuesday.

Russian aircraft makers unveiled a prototype of the stealth fighter dubbed "Checkmate" for the 68-year-old leader at the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, ahead of its official unveiling later in the day, according to a statement from Rostec, the state-owned military giant which is responsible for exporting Russian technology.

The head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, and the general director of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yury Slyusar, presented the warplane to Putin at the exhibition pavilion of the Sukhoi company.

The fighter prototype is unique and has not been developed before in Russia, according to a presentation by state-owned UAC.

A UAC press release said the fighter jet "combines innovative solutions and technologies" and has "low visibility and high flight performance."
The company's head, Slyusar, also touted the aircraft's features on Russian state TV, describing the planes as "unique in their class" and adding that they have "a combat radius of 1,500 kilometers, the largest thrust-to-weight ratio, shortened takeoff and landing, more than seven tons of combat load, which is an absolute record for aircraft of this class."
Its first flight is expected in 2023, Russian state media reported, citing a presentation shown to the Russian President.
UAC also expects deliveries of the new single-engine fighter to begin in 2026.
Earlier in the day, Putin lauded Russia's aviation industry in a speech at the air show's opening.
"What we see today in Zhukovsky clearly shows that Russian aviation has great potential for development, and our aircraft industry continues to create new competitive aircraft," he said.
Dmitry Stefanovich, research fellow at the Center for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO RAS) in Moscow, told CNN the focus of the Sukhoi fighter jet is likely to be on export and military-technical cooperation with other countries.
"This is a game-changing offer on the market," Stefanovich said. "It's been a long time since Russia demonstrated single-engine fighters. For a very long time, there haven't been any new Russian light combat aircraft on the market. And no fifth generation as such."
Countries such as UAE, Argentina, Vietnam and India may be the first to be lining up to sign contracts with Russia for the new jet, according to Stefanovich.
On Monday, Russia's Defense Ministry announced that it had tested its Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the frigate Admiral Grigorovich in the White Sea, hitting a land target on the Barents Sea more than 200 miles away.
"This is hardly a coincidence," Stefanovich said. "Russia demonstrates in practice that it remains a very serious force in the development and production of advanced missile systems."
 

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Still no where close to 30 year old F22 design. BY the time it enters production US will be inducting 6th generation.
 

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Still no where close to 30 year old F22 design. BY the time it enters production US will be inducting 6th generation.
F-22 is heavy fighter, the checkmate is a light fighter, its not supposed to compete with the F-22 its main competitor is the F-35, personally I believe the Checkmate is more of a success than the F-35, it costs less than half the F-35 and its development will go much more smoothly than the F-35 because unlike the F-35 this fighter will probably not try to become a VTOL fighter, a catapult launched fighter, and a regular variant this is one of the reasons that complicated the development of the F-35.
 

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Promising IMO, I can see SEA countries like Vietnam and Myanmar will likely operate this planes. Even Malaysia is a possible as well if some how CATSA is not imposed by US in the future. Malaysia look like quite satisfied with its Sukhoi squadron. @Viet @powastick @Viva_Viet
Not really, russian planes has problem with spare parts.
 

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Not really, russian planes has problem with spare parts.
From what I know the problem is mostly in Mig 29, while Su 30 MKI dont have similar problem. I see Indonesian doesnt have much problem on their Su 30 but Russia is more stinky in term of giving TOT rather than USA so the overhaul and upgrade of Indonesian Su 30/27 were conducted in Belarusia.
 

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