Russia Preparing to Start Deliveries of Advanced Su-35 Multirole Jets to China

 

The Sukhoi Su-35S fighter jet 

 

   Russia is yet to deliver the first batch of Su-35 multirole jets to China in accordance with the deal.

   LISBON. The deliveries of the Russian Su-35 fighter jets to China have not started yet, works on the aircraft to be supplied continue in accordance with the bilateral deal, Alexander Fomin, the director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said.

   “Not yet, but the works continue in accordance with the contract,” Fomin told reporters answering a corresponding question.    

   The Su-35 is a 4++ generation aircraft employing technologies of the fifth generation, designed by the Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company, which belongs to the United Aircraft Corporation. The fighter jet (NATO reporting name Flanker-E) is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter. It was first introduced to a foreign audience at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

   Russia and China signed a contract on the delivery of 24 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, estimated to be worth $2 billion, in 2015.

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