Biden's decision on the F-35 for the UAE gives a chance to the Russian Su-35

The administration of the new US President Joseph Biden has suspended the supply of certain types of weapons to its Middle Eastern allies. Biden's decision also affected the sale of fifth-generation F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. This, according to France Presse, was announced on Wednesday January 27 by officials in Washington.

According to a spokesman for the US State Department, the supply of "defense weapons" is being suspended so that "the country's new leadership can conduct a review" for transparency and the required quality of governance. In particular, a 23 billion deal with Abu Dhabi for 50 F-35 fighters fell under the reduction in sales of American weapons systems.

The Emirates have long planned to acquire the F-35 multipurpose fighter - back in 2009 at the Dubai Airshow, the representative of the UAE Air Force, General Ibrahim Nasser Alalawi, expressed the desire of the country's authorities to purchase an American aircraft. Donald Trump at one time agreed to these deliveries after the UAE and Israel signed an agreement on the normalization of bilateral relations in September last year.

The decision of the new US administration to suspend the supply of F-35s gives a chance to the Russian Su-35 fighter, which Moscow can sell to Abu Dhabi in exchange for the American combat aircraft. Back in 2017, the UAE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Russian corporation MiG, the goal of which is to jointly develop a new generation fighter. Russia also offered the Arab Emirates to acquire the Su-35 of the 4 ++ generation.
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  1. monman Offline monman
    monman (Garik Mokin) 28 January 2021 16: 58
    Russia also offered the Arab Emirates to acquire the Su-35 of the 4 ++ generation.

    If Russia had placed the 3rd Plus, the price of the deal could have increased !!!
  2. Alexander K_2 Offline Alexander K_2
    Alexander K_2 (Alexander K) 28 January 2021 20: 06
    Russia has NO chance, the Emirates want to buy the latest aircraft, I think they have SU!
  3. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 28 January 2021 23: 10
    Apparently, some hotheads here mistook the suspension of sales for stopping production of the F35. There was a lot of controversy on this topic.
    Some not very great country, the UAE, will soon have more 5th generation aircraft than in great Russia.
    Next in line are Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland.
  4. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 29 January 2021 13: 43
    - Why do they need the Su-35? Iran, too, can buy it from Russia in large quantities ... lol
  5. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 29 January 2021 16: 54
    Empty is everything. Who is the UAE to fight with? With Iran? So half of the Iranian business, including Melli Bank, has branches in Dubai, and the "police" in Dubai are Iranians from Bandar Abbas? Not once a notion, the Iranian told ...
    A son with three grandchildren flew from there the other day, with a stopover in Sharm and a visit to Cairo.
    Good luck to everyone!