The Su-75 Checkmate fighter jet is brought by Russia to the Dubai Airshow 2021 international air show with the expectation of finding the first customer, but it revealed a huge weakness.
Russia showed a prototype of its new fifth-generation warplane at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as slow progress has been made in the United Arab Emirates’ deal to buy American F-35 fighter jets.
Sukhoi Su-75 Checkmate was the first time unveiled in July, was the first time it shown outside Russia, and according to the Russian state news agency it was visited by an Emirati delegation.
A special pavilion was installed outside the airport with the introduction of the Fifth Generation Light Single Engine Fighter Program. A dazzling English-language computer simulation video shows a lightweight tactical warplane, capable of carrying five air-to-air missiles, simultaneously destroying multiple targets. The above model of combat vehicles is expected to attract great attention from the international media.
It should be noted that the UAE authorities are very interested in the Su-75 Checkmate, stemming from unexpected difficulties arising in the purchase of the US-made 5th generation stealth fighter F-35 Lightning II.