Wings for export – China has bought 24 Su 35 fighter jets from Russia

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November 19, 2015- translated for Fort Russ by Soviet Bear

Russia and China have signed an agreement to
manufacture and sell 24 of the Russian multipurpose Su-35 jet fighters to the
PRC. Those fighters for the Chinese air force will be manufactured at
Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant named after Gagarin – said the Governor of
Khabarovsk region Vyacheslav Shport.

to him, last Sunday the delegation from China headed by Deputy Chairman of the
Central military Commission of the PRC Colonel General Xui Qiliang visited the
aircraft factory. After negotiations the Chinese delegation flew to Moscow,
where on November 17, a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was held
by the Chinese General “The result was a contract to supply China with 24
Su-35s’, together with the order from the Russian Air force this provides the enterprise
with jobs for decades to come,” said the head of the region, adding that a
specific timetable and delivery schedule will be specified in the additional

Earlier, a
senior official in the government of the Khabarovsk Region told TASS that the negotiations
lasted for several years. RIA Novosti, in turn, published a review of the
Director of the international cooperation and regional policy of the
Corporation “Rostech” Victor Kladov. According to him, as in the case
of delivery of anti-aircraft S-400 missile systems, China became the first
state with which Russia has concluded a contract to supply newest Su-35 jet
fighters. “This is certainly the political choice of Russia, which
reflects the depth of our strategic partnership”, – said the
representative of the state-owned corporation.

In addition
to China, Brazil and Indonesia are showing their interest in the Su-35 at the

It is worth
recalling that in May 2015 the Pentagon has issued a report which did not rule
out the purchase of Russian Su-35 by China. “To further reinforce their
tactical air forces, China is likely to purchase Russia’s Su-35, equipped with
IRBIS advanced radar control system “, – was stated in the report.

to the authors of the report, the Chinese troops will get this aircraft in

contract’s worth has not been yet officially published. It is known that the
cost of one Su-35 is estimated at 83 to 85 million dollars, the contract amount
is approximately $ 2 billion.

A tip from “RG”

The Su-35 belongs to the 4++ generation of long
range multifunctional fighter jets. The aircraft is capable of reaching speeds
up to 2.5 thousand km/h, flight range is 3.4 thousand km, combat radius – about
1.6 thousand km fighter Armed with 30-millimeter cannon and has 12 hardpoints
for attachment of weapons, including missiles and bombs.

The assembly of the first prototype su-35 was
completed in the summer of 2007, after which the aircraft was presented at MAKS-2007.
At present, several Su-35’s carry out the combat missions to destroy the terrorists objectives in Syria.

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