That's a lie...thanks to the import substitution program, Russia has significantly increased the list of manufactured products. Let's take only Rostec and its member companies:
It is not something I believe.... I know better, but it is the mentality of ex president Obama who actually said it, and his sycophants in both political parties in the US.
I was being sarcastic.
Even the Mighty EU with all the white colonial powers of Europe that have robbed and raped the planet for the last 3-4 centuries can't manage an Su-57 equivalent.
Antonov has been severely underfunded and the loss of the Russian market must not have been easy.
The loss of the Russian market for the Ukrainians was worse than the loss of the Ukrainian market for Russia, but Kiev was expecting a whole new market to suddenly open itself to Ukrainian products... the EU and US... but it did not... they don't want Ukrainian crap, they already have helicopter engines and engines for ships and transport planes.
Additionally I doubt the cancelling of cooperation with suppliers in Russia did not affect the Ukrainian military industry as well and unlike Russia their industry hardly has the resources and capital to come up with replacement parts. Add to that stopping cooperation with China and what do they have left?
That is essentially what I was saying... anyone can come up with a design concept and build a cardboard cutout, but actually making a first working model means actual product development so the first problem is going to be all the money you will need to make it and the second problem is when a problem in design comes up there is no money to solve the problem so everything stops.
The US and its HATO allies will just use Ukraine as a dumping ground for any equipment they don't need anymore and kill whatever resources the Ukrainian weapons industry still has. Now Turkey is getting into their weapons industry, but Turkey wants do develop their own military industry, plus they themselves are heavily sanctioned due to their support of Azerbaijan on the war against Armenia. So how much will they help really?
They wont help. The US and EU will dump their crap, which will kill any local production or innovation, and Turkey is there to find useful technologies it can use for its own products to fill the chasm left by the withdrawal of western and US companies from its joint ventures...[/quote]