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Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57E: Turkey may buy Russian fighters after losing the F-35 Lightning II to US sanction

Russia's Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Director Dmitry Shugayev said on Wednesday that Turkey had initiated talks for buying the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 fighters as the F-35 was no longer within its reach following the US sanction over S-400 Triumf air defence missile system.

Aug 29, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Sukhoi Su-57 enters mass productions, gives Russia a fighter to take on US F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II

Russian Aerospace Force has ordered 76 Sukhoi Su-57 fighters and the first aircraft will be delivered before the end of 2019. The Su-57, which first flew on January 29, 2010, has already been tested under combat conditions in Syria.

Jul 30, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will assess Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 offer: Report

Apart from the Russian Air Force, the Sukhoi Su-35 is in service with China's  People's Liberation Army Air Force. Indonesia, too, has ordered 11 Su-35 jets. An earlier report in Russian media had claimed that Turkey was also eyeing the Sukhoi Su-57 and Chinese Shenyang J-31 5th Generation fighters in lieu of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

Jul 19, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

Russia offers Sukhoi Su-35 to Turkey after US stops sale of F-35 Lightning II

The Sukhoi Su-35 is a multi-purpose, super-manoeuvrable fighter. Russian defence experts claim the Su-35 outscores all the 4 and 4+ Generation fighters currently flying and even incorporates several 5th Generation characteristics. Turkey's pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak had in early June 2019 reported that the country may opt for either Su-57 or Shenyang J-31, both 5th Generation jets, if the USA decided against the F-35 deal.

Jul 18, 2019, 18:11 PM IST

US officially kicks Turkey out of F-35 Lightning II programme over Russian S-400 Triumf missile deal

The US has maintained that the S-400 Triumf missiles and F-35 cannot be based in close proximity as the Russian system will be able to map the unique stealth characteristics of the 5th Generation stealth jet. "Turkey cannot field a Russian intelligence collection platform in proximity to where the F-35 program makes repairs and houses F-35s," the US Department of Defense said.

Jul 18, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Russia offers more Sukhoi Su-35S fighters, which can detect F-35 stealth jets, to China

The +9 g capable Su-35S is a supermanoeuvrable fighter with thrust vectoring engines. Russia claims the Su-35S jet is a quantum leap from Sukhoi’s Su-27 fighter and is just behind the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth aircraft, which the Russian Air Force has started to deploy, in terms of technology.

Jun 28, 2019, 14:28 PM IST