Russia’s Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation has revealed that no country from the Middle East showed interest in the Su-57 jet at the ongoing IDEX-2021 event.
“Requests were received concerning the Su-57E aircraft, although there are no Middle East countries among them. Nevertheless, foreign customers of this region show interest in this airplane as well,” an official spokesman of the Service was quoted as saying by TASS today.
While Israel already operates steathy F-35 jets, Su-57’s rival, the U.A.E. is close to ordering them. Washington has approved the sale of these jets along with MQ-9 drones to the country. With the Israel-U.A.E. peace deal being hammered out, a deal is on the cards. Saudi Arabia is also reportedly seeking F-35s.