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Dubai Airshow 2021: UAC makes gambits with Checkmate

15th November 2021 - 18:16 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai

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Checkmate prototype in its special hangar at the Dubai Airshow 2021. (Photo: Rostec)

United Aircraft Corporation displays the Checkmate light tactical aircraft at Dubai Airshow, with an interesting engine choice and manned-unmanned teaming on the horizon.

Prominent among the aircraft on static display at the Dubai Airshow 2021 is the Checkmate fifth-generation light tactical aircraft, on show for the first time outside Russia.

An entire hangar is dedicated to a prototype Checkmate with an interactive presentation similar to its debut in July 2021 during the MAKS-2021 exhibition.

Checkmate is a single-engine, fifth-generation light fighter that is being developed with a focus on exports (it is also earmarked for Russian service as the Su-75). The aircraft has a maximum payload of 7,400kg and its flight range without external fuel tanks is 2,900km. It can manoeuvre at up

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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