Similar to the Su-57 and US F-35, The Su-75 Checkmate Will Also be Sold in Southeast Asia

Similar to the Su-57 and US F-35, The Su-75 Checkmate Will Also be Sold in Southeast Asia
Illustration of the Russian Su-75 Checkmate

International Military - Reportedly, Russia will conduct the first test flight of the Su 75 Checkmate in early 2024. Quoted from the Eurasian Times, by 2024, Russia will build four prototypes of the fifth-generation fighter jet.

Recalling the mock-up of the Sukhoi Su 75 Checkmate was first shown at the MAKS 2021 international air show. "Now preparations have been launched for the production of two prototypes. Overall, we plan to build four prototypes," said the Chief Executive of Sukhoi Aircraft Company.

The company created Checkmate as another alternative for countries that can't afford the United States' Lockheed Martin F-35. The US fifth-generation stealth fighter jet alone sold for around 80 million dollars. While the Su-75 is priced at 30 million dollars per unit.

Checkmate will be sold in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Russia's national news agency, TASS announced that this latest fighter jet is capable of carrying a weapons payload of up to 7 tons more.

The Su-75 Checkmate is capable of traveling at a maximum speed of 2,200 kilometers per hour with a range of 2,800 kilometers. Although this figure is smaller than the company claims, it is still impressive compared to other fighter jets of its class.

Based on Airforce Technology, the Su-75 is not much different from the heavyweight Su-57 Flacker. In terms of engines, both fighter jets use the low by-pass Saturn AL-41F1 turbofan. Although later they will both use the new AL-31 engine which is still in the development stage.

Apart from the engine, some similarities between the Checkmate and Felon are the cockpit and the overall shape of the aircraft. Which means, the level of avionics and radar capabilities of the Su-75 is as good as the Su-57.

And as such, it can help lower development costs and eliminate costs associated with a future flight test program for the Su-75.

then on the market?” Countries will do business with Russia because their products are cheaper and aeasier to operate than Western systems.

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