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Russia to Turkey: While you’re at it, would you like some jets?

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Russia to Turkey: While you’re at it, would you like some jets?


A Russian Sukhoi Su-35 bomber lands at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province of northwest Syria on May 4, 2016. (Vasily Maximov/AFP via Getty Images)

MOSCOW — Russia is prepared to sell Turkey some of its most advanced fighter jets, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said.
The possible sale comes after the U.S. booted its NATO ally from the F-35 fighter jet program in response to Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.
The U.S. decision was the culmination of two years of growing tension with Turkey, which launched efforts to purchase four S-400 batteries in 2017. At various times, Washington suggested Turkey could face sanctions for purchasing Russian defense hardware.

In an official Rostec statement released Thursday, Chemezov was quoted as saying Russia is prepared to help Turkey procure advanced fighter jets. But the jets on offer are hardly an analogue of the stealthy F-35. Rather, Chemezov is offering up the Su-35, a heavily souped-up version of the Su-27.
"If our Turkish colleagues express a desire, we are ready to work out the deliveries of Su-35 fighter jets," Chemezov said.

The Su-35 is a heavy multirole fighter jet and has recently become a popular export item. One of the jet’s standout features is extreme maneuverability. There are several videos online of Su-35s performing the demanding and impressive Pugachev’s Cobra maneuver.

The jet had its combat debut in Syria in early 2016 to beef up escorts of Russian Su-24 and Su-34 fighter-bombers deployed in the conflict there. It was, ironically, part of Moscow’s message to Ankara after Turkish air defenses shot down a Russian Su-24 in November 2015.
The Su-35 is not a stealth fighter, like Russia’s developmental Su-57. The Su-57 project is years behind schedule, and expectations have been downgraded several times in recent years. The Russian Air Force has focused on more Su-35 procurements while delaying the Su-57.
 

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this is nothing new, remember Russia offered Turkey S-300PMU2s and Antey-2500s during the main selection of the T-LORMIADs project, when Turkey was interested in the HQ-9.
however this maybe a bad decision for Turkey, this considered highly precise for Russia to infiltrate and turn a NATO member.
 

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this is nothing new, remember Russia offered Turkey S-300PMU2s and Antey-2500s during the main selection of the T-LORMIADs project, when Turkey was interested in the HQ-9.
however this maybe a bad decision for Turkey, this considered highly precise for Russia to infiltrate and turn a NATO member.
Instead, Turkey should JV with Russia to develop a local fighter jet. Turkey expulsion of NATO is inevitable.
 

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Instead, Turkey should JV with Russia to develop a local fighter jet. Turkey expulsion of NATO is inevitable.
They say Turkey is hoping to get a JV for the Su-57 to replace the F-35 project. Turkey is already working on their fighter jet TFX but some say it might get delayed to a later deployment time because the Turks need a ton of aid in it.
This includes
-Sweden provided Turkey the design, TF-X is based from Sweden's future FS-2020 project
-Rolls Royce is planned to provide engines
-Qatar may invest $2 Billion for the TFX project
so much more, Turkey is highly desperate for jets. That Said, Turkey is also eyeing buying Typhoons from either Spain or Britain
 

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