Dmitry Shugaev, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, stated in a Russian TV Channel that Russia is ready to help Turkey in the development of an engine for a fifth-generation national fighter that Ankara calls as TF-X.
“We are still at a stage of negotiations on this project,” Shugaev said for the TF-X and added…
“Turkey also has its own program for creating a fifth-generation fighter, the so-called TFX. As far as I know, there are difficulties with the development of the engine – we will help if they place an order,” said the Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, on Monday, on Rossiya 24 TV channel.
Meanwhile, according to Shugayev, Turkey may be interested in the Russian Su-35, as well as the Su-57 ” but at the same time, he noted that the supply of fifth-generation Sukhoi aircraft such as Su-57 and Su-75 is only for the Russian Air Force.
Turkish officials have stated multiple times the interest of Ankara in acquiring Russian Fighter jets as a replacement for their aging F-16 & F-4 fleet.
TUSAŞ which is in charge of the production of the national Turkish fighter jet said that TF-X will make its first flight in 2025, and in 2029 it is scheduled to be delivered to the country’s armed forces with many experts saying that this is not possible.
GEOPOLITIKI.COM with information from Rossiya 24