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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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URL Source: https://sputniknews.com/military/20 ... -for-half-the-cost-of-an-f-35/
Published: Jul 21, 2021
Author: staff
Post Date: 2021-07-21 10:16:31 by Horse
Keywords: None
Views: 594
Comments: 10

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  


#2. To: Lod (#1)

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

Lod...

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  


#3. To: Cynicom (#2)

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

I don't know about Lod, but I only heard India. Not sure why that would be significant.

Esso  posted on  2021-07-21   11:33:00 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Esso (#3)

The Hindus are helping design the SU-57 as they will build it in their country. The Hindus also make the Russian vaccine which seems to be the safest in the world though I would not take it.

They will export this to Vietnam and to Argentina. Vietnam is worried about China. Argentina? Maybe another go at the Brits over the Falklands?

Horse  posted on  2021-07-21   11:44:04 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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#5. To: Horse (#4)

We should offer to trade 2 or 3 F-35s for 1 Su-57.

Maintaining the F-35s would bankrupt them.

Lod  posted on  2021-07-21 12:16:52 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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