The new Checkmate LTS is a fifth-generation light single-engine fighter. (Photo: United Aircraft Corporation)
On July 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky. After the completion of the opening ceremony, the head of state arrived at the exhibition pavilion of the Sukhoi company, where the head of the Rostec State Corporation Sergei Chemezov and the General Director of the United Aircraft Building Corporation Yuri Slyusar presented to Putin the new Checkmate LTS fighter.
LTS is a fifth-generation light single-engine fighter, which has no analogues in Russia yet. It combines innovative solutions and technologies, including artificial intelligence support for the pilot's work, as well as proven solutions that have already proven themselves in practice. The fighter has low visibility and high flight performance. In the work on the LTS "Checkmate" project, supercomputer technologies are widely used.
Yuri Slyusar, during the presentation of the new fighter, told the President of the country about the high technical characteristics of the aircraft, and also emphasised that the LTS is a multifunctional platform of a new generation, which is distinguished by the ability to adapt to the needs of a particular customer, low operating costs and wide combat capabilities.
After the MAKS-2021 flight program, a meeting will be held on the implementation of key projects in the field of civil aircraft construction, which will be attended by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov, General Director of UAC Yuri Slyusar, General Director of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky and General Director of UZGA Vadim Badekha.
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