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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".

    Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets in Zhukovsky
    © AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin
    Su-57 fifth-generation fighter jets in Zhukovsky

    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.

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    Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), MAKS airshow, MAKS, Su-57, Su-57, Dmitry Shugayev, Russia
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