MOSCOW, (BM) – Turkey is interested in joint fighter jets production with Russia and other military production, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday on the outcomes of the talks with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 2019 MAKS Air Show, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe.
“One of the key steps in the relations with Russia is joint production [of S-400 missile defense systems], there have been a lot of rumors about this, we haven’t paid them any attention,” he said. “We would like to apply our solidarity in this area in other spheres of defense industry. This might also apply to military aircrafts.”
Erdogan noted that currently, preparations for the delivery of the second batch of S-400 are taking place, along with personnel training. “The most important thing is that we maintain the atmosphere of solidarity in this area, applying it to missiles and other areas of the defense industry. We have agreed [during the talks] on what we can do, and we will start working fast,” the Turkish leader concluded.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters on the outcomes of the talks with Erdogan that they had discussed joint production of Russian military equipment. “We have discussed cooperation on Su-35 and even possible work on the new Su-57 jet,” the Russian leader noted. “We have many opportunities; we have demonstrated new weapon systems and new electronic warfare systems.”
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Source: Defence 360 Europe