Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) of Russia Dmitry Shugaev said on the sidelines of the Army-2022 forum that Russia plans to export Checkmate single-engine fighters, and is also ready to produce them in cooperation with foreign partners.
This issue is already being discussed with a number of foreign partners, Shugaev said. According to him, the latest Russian light fighter is not inferior to Western counterparts, but is not yet ready to become an export product.
Recall that the prototype of the aircraft was first presented on July 20, 2021 at the MAKS-2021 air show. Serial production will begin in 2027, according to the head of the Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov. The TV channel spoke about the unique features of the latest combat vehicle R.T.