This is Russia's new stealth fighter jet

The Sukhoi, given the project name "Checkmate," is expected to be mass-produced in 2026, the Interfax news agency cited a presentation as saying.

Rostec, the conglomerate, said the plane was hard to detect and would have low operating costs. A brief promotional video featured pilots from UAE, India, Vietnam, and Argentina, suggesting that Moscow wants to pitch the plane overseas.

Russia has successfully produced prototypes of new weapons systems in recent years, but has sometimes struggled to move to serial production. Many of its new weapons are still based on Soviet-era technology.

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