The newest Russian fifth generation Checkmate fighter with intelligence and drones is presented

At the exhibition MAKS-2021 Rostec corporation announced domestic fifth generation fighter Checkmate.

The novelty has a built-in artificial intelligence system that will support the work of the pilot. The aircraft has low visibility and high flight performance.

The development is proactive and belongs to the Sukhoi company. All information was kept in the strictest confidence, the first data was leaked to the network a week before the event.

The creators of the aircraft noted the low cost of a flight hour Checkmate: “It will be six to seven times lower than that of the F-35, and comparable to the Gripen NG.” The price of a flight hour for the American F-35 Lightning II is $ 33-35 thousand, for the Swedish Gripen 4-generation multirole fighter – from $ 8 to $ 4.5 thousand.

It is also known that the novelty will be able to carry a group of drones on board.

The maximum combat load of Checkmate is 7400 kg, the flight range without external fuel tanks is 2900 km.

Checkmate will cost from $ 25 to $ 30 million. Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov has promised that the latest fifth-generation light fighter will be ready within four years.

Source: — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by

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