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Title: Meet ‘Checkmate’, Sukhoi’s Sleek New Fifth-Gen Fighter Jet for Half the Cost of an F-35
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Published: Jul 21, 2021
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Post Date: 2021-07-21 10:16:31 by Horse
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On Tuesday, Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft design bureau unveiled a sleek new fighter jet intended to rival Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Based on technology from its Su-57 fighter, Sukhoi has dubbed the new fighter “Checkmate.”

A prototype of the Checkmate fighter was the opening act for the MAKS-2021 air show at Zhukovsky Airport southeast of Moscow, which runs from July 20-25 and of which Sputnik is the official media partner. Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the exhibit on its opening day.

The Checkmate is intended for export, and the promotional video released a day before the expo included interested figures from the United Arab Emirates, India, Vietnam, and Argentina.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Beautiful bird that, imo, prolly cost 1/10 of an F-35.

Lod  posted on  2021-07-21   10:26:38 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

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#2. To: Lod (#1)

Beautiful bird that, imo, prolly cost 1/10 of an F-35.


Geo/politics...Did you hear a second country mentioned and what is so significant about it?????

Cynicom  posted on  2021-07-21 10:31:33 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

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