An exhibition of domestic aircraft was held in Russia, and the state-of-the-art stealth fighter developed by a state-owned company to compete with American fighters was unveiled.
In the suburbs of Moscow, Russia, an air show held every two years has been held since the 20th of this month, and more than 500 Russian-made military and civilian aircraft are on display.
Of these, the state-of-the-art stealth fighter named "Checkmate" was developed to compete with the American stealth fighter F35.
The maximum speed is Mach 1.8, which is 1.8 times the speed of sound, and the cruising range is 3000 km. The first flight will be made in 2023, and mass production will be possible in three years.
The state-owned enterprise that developed it emphasizes that it can significantly reduce the cost of operation and maintenance compared to the F35.
The exhibition corner of the prototype of this fighter was crowded with lines every day, and the man who visited said, "I like the latest technology. I think I can compete with the United States."
On the 20th, President Putin also visited the fighter plane and said in a speech at the site that "we are creating new competitive aircraft one after another" and show off Russia's aviation technology. Did.