MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - AUGUST 27, 2019: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L-R center) during the opening of the MAKS-2019 International Aviation and Space Salon in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region. Mikhail Metzel/TASS

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could see an advanced Russian fighter Su-57 that was showcased at the MAKS 2019 air show.

The two state leaders mounted the airplane ladder and examined it. Then the Russian and Turkish defense ministers joined the presidents, after which they continued the discussion of what they had seen.

Apart from the Su-57, the Russian and Turkish presidents also examined a Su-35 fighter, a Ka-62 medium helicopter and a Mi-38 heavy helicopter. Putin and Erdogan got a glimpse of the Mi-38’s interior as well.

Then they headed for a Be-200 amphibious plane, where Putin told his Turkish counterpart about its basic characteristics. The presidents also went on board the Russian civil plane MC-21 and examined the cockpit and the plane’s cabin.

 

Source: TASS

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prince teutonic
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prince teutonic
2019-08-27 20:55

His people will soon be starving while he plans to buy more arms. Maybe he should buy a bulletprof vest and helmet as he’ll need them soon…

Jonah
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2019-08-28 00:23

Actually I am of the opinion that he’ll have money to spare compared to the F35 fiasco.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-08-28 15:06
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Turkish companies lose $9B by being booted from the program.
Est. GDP nominal for 2019 place Turkey only $4.44B over Taiwan.
A single economical blow e.g. announcement of new sanctions and Turkey leaves the G20. If I remember well, in June, Turkey was $16B over Taiwan.
Turkey lost 27% of its GDP/nominal in 3 years.
Erdogan signs checks Turkey simply can’t cash.

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2019-08-28 01:34

Given no geopolitical constraints, most countries should be looking at the SU-57. The F-35 suffers badly from technology bloat, meaning it will likely will always be plagued by problems, and could go down in history as the world’s largest and most expensive project failure.

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prince teutonic
2019-08-28 15:56
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They should have opted few years ago rather then putting more cash into the F-35 program to restart F-22 production upgraded with technological improvements…

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-08-28 17:57
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+++ “Given no geopolitical constraints, most countries should be looking at the SU-57” >>> Ambitions have been highly downgraded. With the “new” specs, Su-57 is a Su-35 with a F-22 styled airframe. Note : It’s not to dismiss Su-57 at all, I’m very critical on F-35, J-20, J-31 and even F-22 is over-rated! Now FACTS : India initially provided $3B for R&D, added $3.1B in Sept.2017 and finally pulled out in Apr.2018. Reasons : 1. Price over $100M/unit, flyaway cost. When Russia announced $50M : dream on, Su-35 is more expensive! Now Russia speaks about $35M… C’mon! A Paki/Chinese JF-17… Read more »