The aircraft was delivered to the Dubai World Central campus by An-124 aircraft, according to state-owned technology company Rostek.
Moscow / Toss /. The prototype of Russia’s latest generation single-engine fighter aircraft, the Checkmate, was delivered to the United Arab Emirates’ An-124 ‘Ruslan’ cargo plane for its presentation at the Dubai Airshow, state-owned technology company Rostek said on November 9.
“In fact, the prototype of the new Checkmate single-engine fighter aircraft has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Dubai Airshow International Exhibition.
Russia will be the first to demonstrate a Checkmate fighter jet overseas. A series of closed and open door presentations is planned with media participation, Rostek said.
Alexander Mikheyev, CEO (within Rostec) of Rosoboronexport, a Russian state-owned arms exporter, told TASS at the end of October that potential foreign customers were increasingly interested in the sophisticated single-engine Sekmate tactical fighter. He said the new aircraft was needed in some arms markets, and that air forces in many countries in South America needed similar aircraft.
Checkmate single-engine fighter aircraft
Rostek, a Russian state-owned technology company, unveiled the latest domestic single-engine fighter aircraft, called Checkmate, at the MAKS 2021 International Air Show in the suburban city of Djokovic outside Moscow on July 20-25. The new aircraft, developed by Rostech on its own initiative, is a descendant of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter aircraft.
The new single-engine fighter is based on stealth technology and is fitted with an inner box for surface-to-air and surface-to-air weapons. The fighter aircraft has a payload of over 7 tons and can hit six targets simultaneously.
The Checkmate fighter is capable of flying at Mach 1.8 (1.8 times the speed of sound) and has a range of 3,000 km. This aircraft will be equipped with a high capacity engine. The new fighter is scheduled to fly in 2023, and Rostek plans to begin production of a series of fighter jets from 2026 onwards.
Russia’s latest fighter jet will compete with the US F-35A Lightning II and the Swedish JAS-39 Gripen. Checkmate integrates the latest settings, including an open configuration configuration to meet customer needs and unique artificial intelligence technologies.
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