Meet Su-57's younger brother: RT takes closer look at Checkmate, Russia's fifth-gen fighter jet

Posted On: Sep 26, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Meet Su-57's younger brother: RT takes closer look at Checkmate, Russia's fifth-gen fighter jet

Russia's fifth-generation single-engine supersonic stealth fighter, dubbed Checkmate, is a smaller and lighter version of the Su-57 that can be customized to the needs of different overseas buyers.
The new aircraft has become the star attraction at Moscow's MAKS 2021 Air Show. Set for mass production in 2026, the multirole fighter can strike aerial, naval and ground targets, and has excellent maneuverability.
MAKS-21 Air Show | RT inspects Russia's brand-new Checkmate fighter jet
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"The Checkmate is the younger brother of the Sukhoi Su-57. But it is smaller, lighter and cheaper, in terms of production and maintenance," RT's Yulia Shapovalova reported. She noted that the plane is poised to earn a top spot in Russia's array of arms exports.
Designers described it as a plane with open architecture that allows clients to order versions in accordance with their needs.
"All this is much more fitted for the customer, who often does not need...

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