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The price of the Su-75 is too cheap, even less than the Chinese J-31.

By Defence View

According to the American newspaper Defense World, at the last Moscow Air Show 2021 (MAKS 2021), Russia launched a new 5th generation fighter aircraft Su-75 Checkmate. The Su-75 can become the main competitor of the FC-31 stealth fighter in the international arms market.

According to the American newspaper Defense World, at the last Moscow Air Show 2021 (MAKS 2021), Russia launched a new 5th generation fighter aircraft Su-75 Checkmate. The Su-75 can become the main competitor of the FC-31 stealth fighter in the international arms market.

The Russian company Sukhoi develops the Su-75 fighter based on the light tactical aircraft project. Defense experts believe that the Su-75 will become a direct competitor of the FC-31 medium-sized stealth fighter developed by China’s Shenyang company in the global military aircraft market.

The FC-31 fighter made test flights eight years ago, and at least two to three prototypes were produced. In terms of progress, FC-31 is one step ahead of Su-75 Checkmate. However, with Sukhoi’s ability, it is unlikely that FC-31 will be available in the international market before the Su-75 Checkmate.Russia’s Su-75 Checkmate fifth-generation single-engine stealth fighter, with a top speed of Mach 1.8 to Mach 2; Flight range 3,000 km and payload 7,400 kg. The prototype is expected to fly for the first time in 2023, and deliveries will begin in 2026.

The FC-31 medium twin-engine fifth-generation fighter has a maximum take-off weight of 28 tons and engine thrust of 24 tons. The maximum operating radius is about 1,250 km.

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