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Global News published this video item, entitled “Russia unveils new fighter jet as Putin touts aviation industry” – below is their description.
Russia unveiled a prototype of a new Sukhoi fifth-generation fighter jet on Tuesday, which the country unveiled at its annual MAKS air show with an eye on export markets.
The warplane, given the project name “Checkmate,” is likely to be touted as the rival to the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter and will fly its first maiden voyage in 2023.
President Vladimir Putin attended the air show and inspected the prototype, before touting the country’s aviation industry, saying they would be considering a comprehensive plan for further development of the industry until 2030. He said civil aircraft construction has “always been” one of the country’s top priorities.
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