Russia unveils stealth fighter jet to compete with F-35s

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Russia on Tuesday unveiled its new Sukhoi stealth fighter jet designed to compete with the US F-35 and capable of striking six targets simultaneously.

Dubbed ‘The Checkmate’, the plane was first shown to a reportedly ‘pleased’ President Vladimir Putin before the launch at a biennial airshow outside Moscow.

Reports first surfaced that the jet was being manufactured in May last year.

According to the launch video it was developed ‘in record time’.

Few details had previously emerged about the plane that was developed by defence and technology giant Rostec and the state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation…”

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