Business & Defence
Booster Shot For Russia! Will UAE Co-Develop SU-75 Checkmate With Moscow After Suspending US F-35 Fighter Deal?
Moscow’s collaboration with Abu Dhabi could be a win-win situation as it has the potential to revitalize Russia’s struggling defense industry while also reducing the UAE’s dependence on the West for its warplanes.
The Su-75 Checkmate is designed to be a low-cost alternative to the US’ F-35 fighter jets. This modern aircraft is the second fifth-generation warplane that Russia will produce after the Su-57.
The Checkmate’s manufacturer told the media that the new light combat aircraft (LCA) would have the capability to strike any target on a future battlefield and would be able to accomplish mission tasks without entering into a region controlled by an adversary’s air defenses.