The first international presentation of the Checkmate light tactical aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2021 was attended by the United Arab Emirates. Dubai AirShow 2021 will also feature a private presentation of the aircraft for the delegations of several countries and an open demonstration for the media.
"It is not a coincidence that the first international presentation of the new 5th generation fighter is taking place here, at the Dubai Airshow. People in the Middle East appreciate the reputation of Russian weapons, show great interest in our advanced products and seek the development of partnership with Russia. The Checkmate combines low visibility and excellent equipment, and is ideal in terms of combat effectiveness and flight hour cost. All these factors make the aircraft a unique offer in the international arms market," said Rostec head Sergey Chemezov.
Checkmate is Russia's first fifth-generation single-engine aircraft, created by Sukhoi, part of Rostec State Corporation's UAC Holding Company. The fighter was first presented in July 2021 at the MAKS-2021 air show. The key features of the aircraft are its low visibility, low flight hour cost, open architecture and high cost-effectiveness.