Moscow. July 20. INTERFAX.RU – The new Russian light fighter Checkmate can simultaneously attack up to six air, land or sea targets, follows from its presentation.
“In the minimum configuration, the radar with an active phased array allows you to simultaneously attack up to six targets, even in conditions of strong electronic interference,” – said in the presentation of the new aircraft at the MAKS-2021 air show on Tuesday.
“The aircraft can use a full range of weapons and effectively fight any air, land-based naval targets and the most advanced air defense systems,” the presentation notes.
It also states that Checkmate was created in record time and is ready for testing. It is noted that the fighter has the ability to perform a long supersonic flight.
The head of the UAC, Yuri Slyusar, told reporters that the new Checkmate light fighter will be able to carry all the weapons of the Su-57.
“Intra-body placement, and we say that here are the largest compartments for aircraft of this type, allows you to place the entire range of aviation weapons that are used on the fifth generation Su-57 aircraft,” Slyusar said at the presentation of the aircraft at MAKS-2021.
Checkmate “combines innovative solutions and technologies, including artificial intelligence support for the pilot, as well as proven solutions that have already proven themselves in practice,” Rostec said.
The first flight of the fighter is expected in 2023, “2024-2025 – the construction of prototypes, 2026 – the launch of the pilot batch,” the presentation notes.
The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said that the new Checkmate fighter will be maximally unified with the Su-57 and Su-35 aircraft.
Earlier, the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, said that the Checkmate fighter, which was presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, will cost $ 25-30 million.
On Tuesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that the new Russian Checkmate fighter is targeted at the African, Vietnamese and Indian markets, the demand for it is estimated at 300 aircraft. Borisov also told Interfax that the Russian Federation has an anchor customer for Checkmate, he explained that the matter concerns the foreign air force.
Chemezov also told Interfax that the RF Ministry of Defense will become the customer of Checkmate.
The new fifth-generation Checkmate light fighter was presented to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. “LTS is a lightweight single-engine fifth-generation fighter, which has no analogues in Russia yet. It combines innovative solutions and technologies, including support for the pilot's work by means of artificial intelligence, as well as proven solutions that have already proven themselves in practice,” Rostec said. after showing the plane to the president.
The first flight of the fifth-generation light single-engine fighter is expected in 2023. “2023 – the first flight of the LTS, 2024-2025 – the construction of prototypes, 2026 – the launch of the pilot batch,” the presentation notes.
Chekmate will be able to accelerate to two speeds of sound, the mass of the fighter's combat load will be 7,400 kg, the range of the fighter will be 3 thousand km.