Russia in Preliminary Negotiations With Foreign Partners on Su-57 Deliveries
06:25 GMT 21.07.2021 (Updated: 18:27 GMT 16.01.2023)
© Sputnik / Vladimir Astapkovich5th generation Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets perform at the MAKS-2019 international aviation and space show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia
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ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (Sputnik) - Russia has started preliminary negotiations with foreign customers on possible deliveries of the Su-57 fighter, Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Director Dmitry Shugayev said.
"Partners are interested, we are conducting preliminary negotiations with some of them", Shugayev told reporters at the MAKS-2021 air show in the Moscow region. "We see a great interest in the justifiably expensive and highly promising fifth-generation Su-57 aircraft. Naturally, countries that can afford such a high-tech machine with very, very 'serious' characteristics of various kinds are those countries that we could call creditworthy".
© AP Photo / Pavel GolovkinSu-57 fifth-generation fighter jets in Zhukovsky
Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets in Zhukovsky
© AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin
Su-57 is a fifth-generation Russian multifunctional fighter designed to destroy all types of air, ground and surface targets. It has a supersonic cruising flight speed, inboard armament and antiradar coating.
The MAKS-2021 international aviation and space show is taking place from 20-25 July. Sputnik News Agency is an official media partner of the event.