Urgent news of section
Meet Su-57’s younger brother: RT takes closer look at Checkmate, Russia's fifth-gen fighter jet (VIDEO)

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

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 jetFollow us on Telegram https://t.co/4xzXvo6aO3pic.twitter.com/VgMn1xuLRs

"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 the functionality that the unique Su-57 has," Yuri Slusar, the head of the majority state-owned United Aircraft Corporation told RT.

READ MORE: Hundreds queue to catch a glimpse of Russia’s brand new ‘Checkmate’ fifth-gen stealth fighter at MAKS 2021 Air Show (VIDEO)

"Many air forces of countries – especially small countries – have a rather limited range of tasks and a limited budget," Slusar said, adding that foreign buyers can choose a version of the jet tailored for their specific needs.

The Sukhoi Su-57 is a fifth-generation multirole fighter capable of destroying all types of targets. The jet is equipped with stealth technology, can develop supersonic cruising speed and has advanced onboard radio-electronic equipment, including a powerful computer, a radar system spread across its frame, and an armament placed within the fuselage.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Source: www.rt.com

The last notes - Политика

most read news

#Политика

He told the YouTube channel Solovyov Live that the terrorists’ considerable cache of weapons, and vehicles, is a massive risk for Afghanistan.“Javelins are supplied to Ukraine from the United States,”
подробнее...

Police in the Russian capital confirmed on Tuesday that they had “received a message from a woman claiming that all of the Tanuki restaurants in Moscow had been rigged to blow up. Authorities checked
подробнее...

The coronavirus was the main cause of 38,922 deaths across Russia in July, federal statistics agency Rosstat said in its monthly report.In 6,655 additional cases, the virus was listed as the suspected
подробнее...

The meeting, however, comes at the worst possible time. And it isn’t even really Ukraine’s fault. As even the staunchly pro-Maidan American-run media there have to admit, the mix of oligarchy,
подробнее...

Speaking to a journalist on YouTube, Alexey Arestovich, who works as the spokesman for Kiev's delegation to the contact group on Donbass, claimed that Ukrainians are actually the real Russians.The
подробнее...

Speaking as part of a meeting with schoolchildren on Wednesday, Putin said that the country's bloody history had hindered the growth of its population. "Here, in our nation, over the course of the
подробнее...

At last week's Army 2021 International Forum, held just outside of Moscow, a representative from the company announced that the drones are already in the sea, being put through their paces."Robots,
подробнее...

In an interview with Spanish radio station COPE on Wednesday, the head of the Catholic Church was asked his views on the chaos that has unfolded in the region since Kabul fell to the Taliban last
подробнее...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that there appeared to be a new-found belief in Western capitals that such attempts to reshape foreign nations in their own image with open-ended
подробнее...

Citing two unnamed sources, Moscow news agency Interfax reported that Yarmysh had left for Finland. She is yet to make a statement.If confirmed, Yarmysh's move follows that of another Navalny team
подробнее...

Following the Washington encounter, Zelensky told Ukrainian TV that Biden personally gave him guarantees that America would protect Kiev’s interests.The US is ready to impose sanctions if Ukraine’s
подробнее...

The Kabul airlift began on August 14 and concluded on August 30, leaving a number of Americans – and many more Afghans who had helped them during the 20-year occupation – behind in Taliban-controlled
подробнее...

In an interview with Diplomaatia magazine published on Sunday, the leader said that the bloc was doing too little to defend itself against potential aggression."The EU meets every year and discusses
подробнее...

Azamat Ayvazov, 33, who is in a pre-trial facility in Russia's southern republic of Dagestan, gave an exclusive interview to RT's Ilya Petrenko, who became interested in the unusually talkative
подробнее...

Local media reported this week on two different adverts that appeared to be for the same Maine Coon cat springing up on the classified listings web portal. While the feline looked the same, the
подробнее...

Speaking to reporters on board his plane as he returned from a visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, Erdogan said defense cooperation with Russia is expanding, with the procurement of S-400 missile
подробнее...

The league table, which was updated on Monday, places the duo above the family of Andrei Guryev, an agriculture billionaire who worked for disgraced ex-oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and the relatives
подробнее...

In a statement issued over the weekend, the Moscow branch of Sushi Yobidoyobi said that the company "apologizes for hurting the feelings of the public with our photos" and said it had removed a
подробнее...