The first photos of a “brand-new” multi-purpose fighter were shared online. The photos were made during the preparation for its presentation at the MAKS-2021 Air Show at the Zhukovsky Airfield.
According to the reports, a completely new military aircraft developed by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), under the control of the Rostec State Corporation will be shown on July 20.
“Russia is one of the few countries in the world that has full-cycle technologies for the production of promising aviation complexes, as well as a recognized “trendsetter” in the creation of combat aircraft. We are convinced that the new product developed by UAC specialists will arouse genuine interest not only in our country, but also in other regions of the world, including our competitors abroad, ” the Rostec representative claimed.
Details about what class the aircraft belongs to were not unveiled. It is a light multi-purpose fighter. Its main feature will be a single engine.
Judging by the company’s advertising video, the new aircraft will be export-oriented.
The International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS) is held every two years in Zhukovsky airport near Moscow since 1993. It has traditionally become a platform for the demonstration of the Russian latest innovations in the field of military and civil aviation.