Russia has signed a contract with China to sell 24 Sukhoi 35 multi role fighter aircraft worth US$ 2 billion.
Russia’s state technologies corporation, Rostec head Sergey Chemezov announced that Russia and China have signed a contract, estimated to be worth $2 billion, on the delivery of 24 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets.
"The long negotiations on the delivery of Su-35 to China are over, we have signed a contract," Chemezov said as quoted by the Russian Kommersant daily on Thursday.
The Su-35 fighter jet (NATO reporting name Flanker-E) is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter. This marks the first international sale of the Sukhoi Su-35 fighter which has taken part in the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
Chemezov did not disclose terms of the contract or the delivery timeframe.
Moscow has been negotiating with Beijing for over two years to sell the aircraft, ever since the Paris Air Show 2013 debut of the Su-35.
There were issues of protecting intellectual property with China having a history of ‘copying’ Russian aircraft it had earlier purchased from Moscow. This seems to have been resolved as earlier reports on the proposed Su-35 purchase deal had highlighted the intellectual property issue as the main impediment.
Russia may be working out a deal to sell Su-35 aircraft simultaneously to Pakistan and China, making it the biggest order of the most advanced in-production fighter in Russia. While Pakistani officials admitted to an international journal last week that they are considering buying SU-35, confirming earlier reports emanating from Russia, China is already in talks to buy 24 Su-35 aircraft from Russia
Russia expects to sign contract with China to sell 24 Su-35 Fighter jets by late 2015. "We are holding talks with our Chinese partners on agreeing a draft contract for the supplies of fighter jets," deputy director general of Rosoboronexport, Ivan Goncharenko was quoted as saying by TASS ahead of the MAKS-2015 air show Monday
Chinese military and Russias United Aircraft Corp are close to signing a deal for 24 Su-35 fighter jets, various media reported Friday. The Peoples Liberation Army Air Force wants the twin-engine Su-35 to go up against Japans F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Indias Su-30MKO and T-50 aircraft
Russia is likely to deliver the first batch of Su-35 fighters to China between 2017 and 2018, if the contract is signed this year, according to Kanwa Defense Review. Russia has decided to sell only 24 Su-35 fighters to China
Russia will begin delivery of Su-35 fighter jets to China in the 4th quarter of 2016, a military-diplomatic official told TASS on Friday. "Supplies of fighter jets will start in the 4th quarter of this year
United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) of Russia will provide secure communication systems for Chinese military airfields besides equipping Su-35 fighters meant for the Chinese Air Force with matching on-board equipment. It includes the NKVS-27 ground-based system and the Sukhoi-35 aircraft based S-108 communication system
Chinas recent agreement with Russia to acquire 24 Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft is of interest to New Delhi as it would face off against Indias Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter in any contingency planning by the air forces of the two countries. The Su-30 was a top-line fighter aircraft when it was procured by India and will be beginning the season of upgrades soon
Russias United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) will begin supplying China with communication systems for its newly ordered Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters from next year. This is the first confirmation from a Russian agency giving an indication of the approximate delivery of the aircraft systems to China
China has started a land-mine sweeping mission along the Sino-Vietnam border in South Chinas Guangxi Zhuang region. Twenty-one explosions were heard in Pingxiang City on Friday as dozens of People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers detonated mines in the nearby minefield, ChinaMil reported Saturday
Chinas biggest military drone, the CH-5 was displayed at an unmanned systems industry fair in Shenzhen on Friday. The CH-5 combat/reconnaissance drone, developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) made its first flight in August
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