You don't know what you're talking about, JF-17 has a Russian engine (RD-33)
No, you don’t know what you are talking about. The only JF-17 Iran would be interested is Block III with its AESA radar and IRST.
Block III is the latest variant of which China plans to put the WS-13 into it. RD-33 variant found in Block I & II, would require Russian approval of tech transfer.
You have to demonstrate that Russia asked for such a weapon. Otherwise it's pure speculation.
Why would Russia ask Iran for drones when it could buy it from its ally? Prior to this war, Russia never bought ANY Iranian weapon system in its entire history with Iran. They always backstabbed Iran in military deals.
Just as they lost the ability to build capital ships and tried to buy mistrals from France, their aircraft production capacity is also shrinking. Big enough cash injection from Iran could grease some gears but considering the fact that Russia itself barely has over 100 Su-35s, it is questionable whether they can deliver 100 more for Iran in any acceptable timeframe.
You do realize SU-30/35 is literally the most popular NON WESTERN fighter jet on the market right now? Look at how many countries operate the flankers.
Russia has PLENTY of Flankers, you have no clue what you’re talking about. SU-35 is merely one variant, there is SU-27, SU-30, SU-34, SU-35, SU-33. structurally the variants are VERY similar. India operates 270+ SU-30 alone.
And Russia is weaker in some areas and stronger in some areas. That’s normal of a military. Its military budget is only ~$65B. Compare that to US military budget of $800B or Chinese budget $225B, so yes it cannot build everything it wants at all times like China or US, it has to prioritize certain areas over others.
Everyone knows Russia is strongest in field of air defense, missile tech, radar, and fighter jet production. Those are natural Russian strengths.
You could add tanks as well, but I believe that era was 1960-2010. It’s current tanks (T-90) are more economical rather than powerhouses.