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originally posted by: Borys
Call me a child of the cold war, where every nation sought to jealously guard its top line aviation assets from the prying eyes of adversary states, but I still find it amazing that even though Turkey is a NATO member, Russia is more than keen to make Turkey a partner in the Su-57 program and surrender many (though probably not all...) of its most advanced secrets. But I guess the geopolitical advantage of driving a wedge between Turkey and the West (OK, make that an even bigger one than exists now...) and getting a few billion in the coffers in the bargain may be a price the Russians are happy to pay...