Russia To Launch Its Own 'F-35' Stealth Fighter Jet At Upcoming MAKS-2021 Aviation Expo -- Russian Expert
Russia is set to unveil its own F-35 fighter jet or a "promising combat aircraft" on the first day of the MAKS-2021 air show on July 20.
Russia To Launch Its Own ‘F-35’ Stealth Fighter Jet At Upcoming MAKS-2021 Aviation Expo — Russian Expert
July 14, 2021
Russia is set to unveil its own ‘F-35 fighter jet’ on the first day of the MAKS-2021 air show on July 20. The “promising combat aircraft” will compete with the US fifth-generation fighter F-35, a Russian aviation industry expert said.
On July 14, Russia’s Rostec State Corporation released a cryptic teaser saying, “The new product developed by UAC specialists should arouse genuine interest not only in our country but also in other regions of the world, including our competitors abroad”.
Oleg Panteleev, executive director of the branch agency “Aviaport ”, told reporters (translated from Russian to English): The recent video published by Rostec – all this indicates that the domestic light fighter is entering into competition with the American F-35 in foreign markets.
I am sure that the demonstration of the aircraft at MAKS-2021 will have a positive effect. It was not for nothing that Rosoboronexport invited over 120 delegations from 65 countries to the exhibition.”