Turkey negotiating purchase of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia

Russia and Turkey are close to signing an agreement for the supply of 36 Russian Su-35 fighter jets to the Turkish Air Force, reports the Turkish publication Daily Sabah, citing its sources.

It is also reported that the parties may agree on the production of some components of the Russian aircraft at Turkish enterprises as one of the conditions for the supply of Russian fighters.

At the moment, there are no official statements from both sides, however, a few days ago, the head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) Dmitry Shugaev spoke about the consultations held by Turkey and Russia on the likely supply of Russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighters to the Turkish Air Force. At the same time, he expressed the opinion that the real negotiations on this topic won’t happen soon.

On October 16, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking in Baku, said that Turkey has alternative options for the supply of fighters if the United States completely deprives Ankara of fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.

Earlier, Erdoğan said that Turkey is negotiating with Russia possible deliveries of the fifth-generation Su-57 and Su-35 fighters. He did not rule out the possibility of acquiring Russian fighters for the Turkish Air Force. Erdogan, together with Putin, visited the international air show MAKS-2019 at the Zhukovsky International Airport near Moscow, where he paid close attention to these fighters.

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5 comments

  • Time Nato replaces Turkey with Sweden, Finland and Ukraine!

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  • Throw the Turks out of NATO now! NATO was never meant to have a dictatorship within its ranks. And, the Dardenell Straits aren’t nearly as important as they once were. The US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet ALONE could vaporize the mafioso’s Black Sea Fleet AND Trunkey’s tugboat fleet.

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  • A poor substitute for the magnificent F-35.
    Currently Japan and South Korea are developing plans to build light carriers featuring the F-35B (Vertical take off and landing version.VTOL) This will put them way ahead of the Chinese and completely out class the the Russians.
    Turkey could have had that capability but they just had to have their war with the Kurds.

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    • An F-35 stealth fighter that gets in a short-range duel with a Flanker-E will be in big trouble—but how good a chance does the faster, more-maneuverable Russian fighter have of detecting that F-35 and getting close to it in the first place?
      The F 35 will be able to unleash a hail of missiles up to one hundred miles away without the enemy having any way to return fire until they close to a (short) distance,

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      • That’s right. The F-22 is a far better plane for dogfights than the F-35, which was developed as a multi-role aircraft and not as an interceptor.

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