Dubai Air Show | Presentation of Russian stealth fighter Su-75 Checkmate
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Published on 14/11/2023 at 19:04

Russia laid the ground for the production of the Su-75 “Checkmate” 5th-generation stealth fighter aircraft during the Dubai Airshow 2023, according to an announcement of Rostec State Corporation (a member of United Aircraft Corporation – UAC).

The first prototype Checkmate fighter can be produced by the end of 2025.

Russia officially debuted the Su-75 “Checkmate” during the Moscow Air Show 2021. Moscow then unveiled the light fighter on the international stage at the Dubai Air Show 2021.

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Since then, efforts have been made to compress project costs, introduce individual technical solutions, and attract potential customers.

According to TASS, foreign customers have already expressed their interest in the single-engine combat aircraft, on which certain adjustments have been made to adapt it to their needs. In particular, Russian engineers have made adjustments to the design of the fighter as well as the control and weapon systems it will carry.

The new fighter is based on low-observability (stealth) technology and has an internal bay for airborne air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. The fighter will carry a payload exceeding 7 tons and will be capable of engaging up to six targets at a time flying at a speed of Mach 1.8 and with an operational range of 3,000 km.

Russia’s fighter is expected to compete with the US F-35A Lightning II. Recently, the manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) recently filed a series of patents with the Russian Federal Intellectual Property Service, revealing interesting modifications to the original design of the Su-75, such as a two-seat version and an unmanned aircraft variant along with increased internal weapons and fuel.

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