Dubai air show 2021: Rosoboronexport failed to sign a contract for Su-75 Checkmate

During the Dubai Airshow 2021, Rosoboronexport General Director Alexander Mikheev announced that none of the countries had shown interest in Su-75 Checkmate combat aircraft. Initially, it was assumed that at least 11 countries would show interest in Su-75; however, according to Mikheev, so far, potential partners are only familiarizing themselves with the Su-75 but do not show any interest in the light fighter.

At the same time, Mikheev expressed the hope that after the completion of production variant aircraft, foreign buyers might show interest.

During the MAKS-2021 air show, Rosoboronexport showed Checkmate to several foreign buyers. They highly appreciated his concept of Su-75. However, buyers want to make sure Sukhoi Design Bureau produces a production variant aircraft before signing any contract. Sukhoi Design Bureau delayed the development of Su-57 by 12 years, said General Director of JSC Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev.

It should be noted that Russia anticipated Argentina, Algeria, Egypt, Vietnam, India, and Belarus to commit to the Su-75 Checkmate project, but none of these countries committed to the Su-75 project.

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