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. For now, everything goes according to plan," the official was quoted as saying.
It was reported earlier that Russia and China signed a contract on delivering 24 Su-35 fighter jets worth at least $2 billion to Beijing. The contract is expected to be fulfilled in three years, report says.
United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation has also begun production of modernized communication systems S-108 for Su-35 jets, the report added.