Russia, Turkey have ‘progressive interaction’ on Su-35

MOSCOW

Moscow and Ankara have “progressive interaction” on fighter jets deliveries, head of Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said on Friday.

The service organized a special presentation for the Turkish Air Forces in Istanbul “in dynamic and in static,” Shugaev said in an interview with the state-run RIA news agency.

Asked about a possible delivery of the Russian fighter jets to Turkey, Shugaev said Su-35 model is in priority to sell as the “first in a line of Russian combat aviation,” while Su-57 can be considered as the next stage.

“We have a progressive interaction in this area. It is too early to talk about any contracts and say that we have started something specific, but the issue is being studied, consultations are being held at the level of specialists and experts,” he said.

At a visit to the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 on Aug. 27, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was shown the last generation of Russian stealth aircraft, Su-57 fighter jet. He also examined Su-35 fighter jets, Ka-52 military helicopter and Mi-38 transport helicopter.
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