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Computer assist design, large hydraulic press to print frames, Off the shelves electronic has made it cheaper to build sophisticated looking military toys.
 

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This is the kind of fighter that is worth it for those countries looking to buy a design, lock stock and barrel and get full ToT for domestic production, paying a royalty for each airframe produced. With Russian aircraft, sending the plane back for maintenance means low availability, so a 100 aircraft in the fleet on paper, may actually only be 40-50 planes on the tarmac.
 

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This behavior is commonly known as: Phishing Project. The classic Successful case is
Vikramaditya carrier:
On 20 January 2004, after years of negotiations, Russia and India signed a deal for the sale of the ship. The ship would be free
In the end, India paid nearly $2.9 billion.
 

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Egypt Mig-29 deal for $43m per plane and Bangladesh was negotiating Mig-35s for $50m per plane (cancelled). Despite being single engined and having R&D offsets from SU-57, the Checkmate should be in same price bracket if not higher than Mig-35. However although might fly on accelerated timeline it wouldn't be ready for service anytime soon as it is rumored to have a new powerplant. Engine development time is twice that of a aircraft.
They do claim they already have a launch customer bagged and marketing videos shows middleastern airforce showing interest in start.
In my opinion PAF should seriously evaluate this platform, even if has no current intention of buying. Window shopping wont hurt and will give insight for own program system sourcing.
 
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In my opinion PAF should seriously evaluate this platform, even if has no current intention of buying. Window shopping wont hurt and will give insight for own program system sourcing.
I get your point but stealth jets aren't like designer shadi suits where Aunties can look at a branded suit, go to the neighborhood tailor to get a replica made. You don't go about stealing IP through peeping or scoping, Russia or anyone manufacturing jets knows better than to let engineering ideas out in a sales pitch.
 

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I get your point but stealth jets aren't like designer shadi suits where Aunties can look at a branded suit, go to the neighborhood tailor to get a replica made. You don't go about stealing IP through peeping or scoping, Russia or anyone manufacturing jets knows better than to let engineering ideas out in a sales pitch.
You are right, its not that simple and alot under the skin that can't be seen, but evaluation will give them a benchmark on whats possible and what sub systems they could request from Russia or have other vendors bid to supply. We did it with Gripen, accepted by ACM Shahid Latif, they evaluated it as a buyer but decided to make it a benchmark on what capabilities they want on their own product.

For Eg if PAF wants to reduce RCS of JF-17 or for AZM it needs a fighter with concealed sensors, the multiple pitot tubes and external angle of attack sensors, add redundancy and reliability but they are not ideal for RCS reduction. These are very complex, PAC could see how Russians tackled this and request same from suppliers.

PAF could also looked at their new engines for its own programs.
 
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You are right, its not that simple and alot under the skin that can't be seen, but evaluation will give them a benchmark on whats possible and what sub systems they could request from Russia or have other vendors bid to supply. We did it with Gripen, accepted by ACM Shahid Latif, they evaluated it as a buyer but decided to make it a benchmark on what capabilities they want on their own product.
It depends on whether Russia considers PAF to be a serious buyer
 

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Checkmate is to Jf-17, J-10, korean and others

the light fighter aircraft market will now be skewed.


Russia's New Checkmate Su-75 Stealth Fighter: How Can It Be So Cheap?
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The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are.

by Mark Episkopos

Russia Isn’t a Priority for Biden
The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are.

by Mark Episkopos

Russia’s Checkmate fighter jet is primarily an export product, with Rostec staking the plane’s success on a steady stream of market demand. But who would buy the new fighter, and why?

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The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are.

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Russia’s Checkmate fighter jet is primarily an export product, with Rostec staking the plane’s success on a steady stream of market demand. But who would buy the new fighter, and why?

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Judging by its stated specifications and features, Checkmate is a fast, stealthy, high-flying, and light multi-role fighter with an impressively large payload for its class.

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The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are.

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Russia’s Checkmate fighter jet is primarily an export product, with Rostec staking the plane’s success on a steady stream of market demand. But who would buy the new fighter, and why?

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Judging by its stated specifications and features, Checkmate is a fast, stealthy, high-flying, and light multi-role fighter with an impressively large payload for its class.


And yet, what really sets it apart is its staggeringly low price of $25-30 million per model. This makes Checkmate arguably a far better value proposition than the two competitors that it’s being positioned against: the French Dassault Rafale and Swedish JAS-39 Gripen. But there are some caveats to consider, with the first and most obvious being the Checkmate’s wildly optimistic price tag. At $25-30 million per model, the Checkmate would cost less than half that of the less advanced Su-35S while also being substantially cheaper than Russia’s other fifth-generation fighter, the Su-57.

The manufacturer, Rostec subsidiary Sukhoi, says it slashed Checkmate’s costs with AI-assisted production methods and by recycling some of the technologies previously developed for the Su-35S and Su-57, but only time will tell how accurate these early price assessments are. Even if technically true, $25-30 million could simply be the baseline price before customer-specific weapons/avionics configurations, modifications, and conversions are factored in. This is not to suggest that Checkmate can’t be competitive in export markets—to the contrary, the fighter is still in a position to offer solid value to certain customers even if the price tag turns out to be slightly higher than expected.

The fighter’s much-anticipated reveal was preceded by a weeks-long marketing campaign, headlined with a slick teaser video that singled out four potential customers: India, Vietnam, Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The messaging seemed to change slightly on the day of the presentation, with Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov telling reporters that “firstly, the aircraft will be oriented toward African countries, India, and Vietnam.” It’s unclear why Africa wasn’t more heavily emphasized in Rostec’s earlier marketing blitz over the course of July. Algeria and Egypt fit the profile of major arms importers who would potentially be interested in the Checkmate. Both have reportedly purchased Russian military aircraft in recent years, and are open to doing so again. The UAE has mulled over purchasing Russian fighters for years, first the Su-35 and later the Su-57—the Checkmate represents the Russian defense industry’s latest attempt to expand its presence in a Middle-Eastern market that is still dominated by American military hardware. The Vietnamese Air Force showed interest in the Su-57 as early as 2017, but those negotiations appear to have stalled. The versatile and significantly more affordable Checkmate could be a more palatable option for Hanoi over the heavier, more specialized Su-57. India is in the midst of developing two indigenous fighters, the Tejas Mark 2 and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), which may dampen New Delhi’s appetite for procuring a foreign fighter with partially overlapping capabilities.
Russian officials are projecting confidence in Checkmate’s market performance, with Borisov estimating an initial demand for as many as three hundred fighters. Versatile and affordable, Checkmate has the trappings of a successful export product. All that remains to be seen is whether or not the fighter can live up to Rostec’s ambitious performance and pricing claims.

Mark Episkopos is a national security reporter for the National Interest.
 

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I have to agree.

it doesn't seem possible to make a cheap Stealth Fighter, as part of the stealth is not only it shape. but also the stealth material it is made out of. it takes a lot to maintain that and it cost a lot.

Russia only going to make like 80 SU57. and it is struggling to makes those.

it would struggle to make something like this.

also how many countries could afford to maintain it.

the plane hasn't even had it 1st flight yet.
 

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It's a neat little jet but two problems:

1. Russia don't have the industrial capacity to make it in any meaningful numbers.

2. Russia don't have any global soft power to sell it. Eastern Europe with the exception of Serbia and Belarus absolutely hate Russia. Only China might buy it in any meaningful number.
 

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Checkmate Side Bay weapon‘s door is said to helps the fighter's maneuverability when deployed
 

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