Video Courtesy: Public Defense
ZHUKOVSKY: Russian President Vladimir Putin examined a model of a new
light tactical single-engine plane at the Sukhoi pavilion during his visit to
the International Aerospace Salon (MAKS-2021). The model was presented by
United Aircraft Corporation head Yuri Slyusar.
During the presentation of the new plane, Slyusar told Putin about its
first-rate capabilities, ROSTEC’s press service said. The UAC chief
underscored that the new plane was a new-generation multipurpose platform that
could be adapted to requests of a specific client. It also features wide
combat capabilities and low operating cost.
The development of a new light single-engine plane was first disclosed by an
aviation industry source in May. The source told TASS that the new plane will
be able to go supersonic and have low radar visibility. Later, ROSTEC informed
that the UAC would present a brand-new plane at the MAKS-2021, but did not
reveal the type of aircraft.