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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
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Views: 89
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  


#6. To: Esso, Lod (#3)

I only heard India. Not sure why that would be significant.

Esso...

Russia has a 2000 mile border with China. Russia has a population of 150 million of whom eight per cent are Chinese. China has 1.5 BILLION PEOPLE. China is a net importer of food and oil. Russia has unlimited natural resources and land. China does not.

India has also a billion and a half people and a 2000 mile border with China. India and China are long time enemies.

Russia knows full well that if the US leaves Asia, China will have them for lunch and INDIA IS THE ONLY OTHER POSSIBLE ALLY.

Russia can huff and puff with all the new weapons they have but they are going nowhere.

Geo politics.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-07-21   15:36:39 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Cynicom (#6)

Russia knows full well that if the US leaves Asia, China will have them for lunch and INDIA IS THE ONLY OTHER POSSIBLE ALLY.

I had a feeling you were talking about China, but didn't know why. I really ought to take a look at a current map and see what things look like over there since the fall of the USSR. I probably haven't looked at that area for over 25 years.

Esso  posted on  2021-07-21   18:44:24 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Esso, BTP Holdings (#7)

Russia is worlds largest country situated next to billions of Asians, mostly hungry and looking for land to expand.

Putin huffs and puffs for show but he knows full well the West is his only friend.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-07-21   20:43:03 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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#10. To: Cynicom (#9)

the West is his only friend.

I wish Trump would have taken up Putin on his offer to "work together to fight the evil in the world."

Now Bidette's actions are causing the Russians to run into the arms of the Chinese. This can only cause more consternation.

We must recall that when Obummer was POTUS he had zero luck in talking with Putin. Now Obummer is saying Joe Biden is his third term. So who exactly is pulling his strings? ;)

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-07-21 21:32:38 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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