Myanmar shows interest on the export version of Sukhoi Su-57 5th gen fighter

The export variant of the Sukhoi Su-57 was displayed in MAKS 2019 Airshow recently. Photo c/o IHS Markit. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Sep 9, 2019, RIA Novosti. At the sidelines of the recently concluded MAKS 2019 Airshow near Moscow, Russia, the Myanmar Ambassador to Russia mentioned that the country is interested in acquiring more Russian fighters for the Myanmar Air Force (MAF), including the new Sukhoi Su-57 5th generation fighter that was on display, reported the Asia Pacific Defence Journal.

The ambassador also confirmed that negotiations are underway for the acquisition of Russian fighters, which may include follow-on orders for more Sukhoi Su-30 fighters and Yak-130 advance trainers. MAF has an existing order for 6 new Sukhoi Su-30 fighters, while also operating a few MiG-29 fighters and Yak-130 advance armed trainers.

Any acquisition will still be subject to Russia’s approval of any request to purchase, especially for the advanced Su-57 which still has to find an export market.

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