Russian State Company Rostec demonstrated the 5th generation Sukhoi Su-75 “Checkmate” side by side with Su-57E aircraft at a single static display for the first time. The machines were developed by Sukhoi Company of the United Aircraft Corporation. The airplanes are featured in a new informational special project that offers the opportunity to visually compare dimensions, examine details and get acquainted with the characteristics of the two advanced machines.
“Checkmate was developed on the basis of scientific and technical groundwork gained in the course of creation of the export version of Su-57E. In particular, the aircraft inherited the cockpit, onboard systems, and some other elements. This reduces the aircraft’s cost and simplifies its maintenance,” Rostec’s Aviation Cluster spokesperson said.
The Sukhoi Su-75 “Checkmate” is a single-engine, fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft under development by Sukhoi for export and for the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Checkmate light tactical aircraft is Russia’s first single-engine fifth-generation aircraft presented for the first time in July 2021 at MAKS-2021 air show. The key characteristics of the aircraft are its low visibility, low flight hour cost, open architecture and high performance in terms of “cost-effectiveness”.
The Sukhoi Su-57 (NATO reporting name: Felon) is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth multirole fighter developed by Sukhoi. The aircraft is the product of the PAK FA (Perspektivnyy Aviatsionnyy Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii) fighter programme. The Su-57 is the first fighter in Russian military service to feature stealth technology capable of aerial combat as well as ground and maritime strike, the design incorporates stealth, supermaneuverability, supercruise, integrated avionics, and substantial internal payload capacity. Su-57E is the export version of Su-57.