Sukhoi Checkmate: Russia is offering new aircraft to make its mark in the global arms market. Which have been prepared with the aim of competing with America’s state-of-the-art deadly aircraft. Russia has also presented the Sukhoi Checkmate fighter aircraft at the air show.
Russia, which is lagging behind in the global arms market, has stepped up efforts to challenge the US. Under this effort, Russia has introduced the lethal Sukhoi Checkmate fighter aircraft (Sukhoi Checkmate Specifications). The fifth generation Sukhoi Checkmate will compete with America’s state-of-the-art F-35 fighter aircraft. Russia claims that this fighter aircraft is capable of dodging enemy radar and can fly at supersonic speed.
How deadly Sukhoi Checkmate is, can be gauged from the fact that President Vladimir Putin himself took stock of this deadly aircraft during the MAKS-2021 air show. This air show is being organized from July 20-25 in the capital Moscow (Russia Sukhoi Checkmate Fighter Jet). The name of the Russian company that made the aircraft is Sukhoi. Which is famous all over the world. The good thing is that Russia has offered to sell Sukhoi Checkmate to its trusted friend India.
Russia has presented this fighter aircraft during the air show. It has been made on the basis of the technology of Sukhoi-57. The speed of the Sukhoi Checkmate is much faster as it uses the same technology as the Sukhoi-57 (Sukhoi Checkmate Fighter Jet). In this single-engine aircraft, weapons can be kept hidden, due to which it will be difficult for the enemy to detect them even with radar.
The display near the aircraft states that the R-73 anti-aircraft missile, R-77 anti-aircraft missile and KH-59MK anti-ship cruise missile will be fitted in the Checkmate fighter jet (Russia Sukhoi Checkmate Fighter Jet). This means that the aircraft will not only be able to control the enemy aircraft but will also be able to hit it accurately. Not only that but the Checkmate will also be capable of carrying missile-sized drones. The aircraft will be able to fly at a speed of 2.2 Mach at an altitude of 54 thousand feet.
Since the Sukhoi Checkmate fighter aircraft is a fifth generation aircraft, its radar is very difficult to catch. Due to its engine the aircraft can fly with supersonic speed (Russia Sukhoi Checkmate Fighter Jet). Russian officials have said that the cost of Sukhoi Checkmate fighter aircraft will be around 2.5 to 3 crore rupees. That is, much less than the Rafale aircraft that India has bought. The plane is light due to one engine. Experts are comparing it to Russia’s MiG-21. Which was made by Russia to compete with America’s F-16.
This aircraft will be ready to fly by 2023 and delivery to other countries will be started by 2026. The most important thing is that this new model can also be converted into a pilotless aircraft or a two-seat fighter aircraft (Sukhoi Checkmate Fighter). Russia has also offered aircraft to India. The official video of the event states that the aircraft has been designed for export purpose and may be sold to UAE, India, Vietnam and Argentina.
Russian Deputy PM Yuri Horisov said that the aircraft has been designed for India, Vietnam and African countries. The demand for such aircraft is very high (Sukhoi Checkmate Presentation). More than 300 aircraft are expected to be sold in the future. India has bought many lethal weapons from Russia. India has so far bought many types of fighter aircraft from Russian companies Sukhoi and MiG. India is currently using MiG-21, Sukhoi-30 MKI and MiG-29 fighter jets.