Success in the foreign markets of a promising Russian light tactical aircraft (LTS), known as Checkmate (Shah and Mat “) and Su-75 depends on its use by the Armed Forces of Russia itself. The success criterion for the new fighter designated the American magazine The National Interest.
The publication states that the LTS is “a compromise that allows you to squeeze the maximum of the basic functions of a minority to create an affordable basic design.” In particular, the publication reminds that at cost (about 30 million dollars) Su-75 turns out to be cheaper than the American F-35 Lightning II.
Edition writes that initially checkmate is focused on export, and the first country, ready to buy it, can become the UAE. “In promotional materials [SU-75], pilots from the Middle East, Latin America, India and other countries, possibly in marketing purposes, were shown,” the journal is said.
In November, the American edition The Drive wrote that what is called LTS, actually looks like a middle fighter. The publication noted that “Checkmate has a length of about 17 meters with a scope of 12 meters wings, compared to the similar numbers of 20 and 14 meters for Su-57.”
in July “Rostech” presented LTS at the MAKS-21 International Aviation and Space Salon. According to the general director of Rostech, Sergei Chezzova, a single-engine tactical fighter will cost from $ 25 to 30 million. As noted by the head of the United Aircraft Building Corporation, Yuri Slyusar, shown at the cabin, the aircraft is a model that will fly in 2023.