New. Lightweight. SUKHOI.
First time at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. Russia’s Rostec State Corporation and the United Aircraft Corporation are presenting the completely new fifth-generation lightweight fighter jet.
The company confirms that the design is the result of work by the Sukhoi design bureau, and represents “the first [contemporary] Russian single-engine fighter aircraft”.
“The new aircraft will be able to gain supersonic speed, and it will be difficult to locate it by radar,” Rostec says.
The design features a sleek fuselage and two small canted tails – a common feature of fifth-generation stealth fighters such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 and Sukhoi’s own Su-57.
The possible name of Checkmate in the domestic market is Su-75, said the deputy chief designer of the aircraft.
Key points of the new Russian jet “Checkmate”
- – high altitude all weather basing
- – modularity/cost reduction/logistics/post sale support
- – APU (An auxiliary power unit is a device on a vehicle that provides energy for functions other than propulsion. They are commonly found on large aircraft and naval ships as well as some large land vehicles)
- – simplified maintenance/operations
- – modest AI support
- – good aerodynamics/kinematics
- – further emphasis on short runway use etc
- – long term supersonic flight (supercruise is not mentioned specifically)
- – good transportation capability (range/endurance)
- – 1,8M max, 2000km+ range without tanks 7400kg payload
- – (V)LO, all round passive sensor set
- – multirole (ie PAK-FA weapon set)
- – AESA with 6 target capability under ECM
- – AI support for combat missions
- – up to 5 AAMs in VLO config (2 SRAAMs in quick and 3 MRAAMs in main?)
- – ECM, counter-VLO capability
- – in bay cannon containers
- – large bays with varied payloads, bombs and missiles
- – low fligth hour cost and large payload – good value for price
- – Unmanned variant
- – Working in a manned/unmanned network centric force