Russia is believed to have supplied the first batch of four Su-35 fighters to China.
According to a Russian web resource, Komcity, “In accordance with the signed contract earlier this year, the first batch of jet aircraft originally planned to deliver to China after the New Year, but the Russian side agreed to accelerate the transfer of aircraft and appointed deadline December 25th.”
Fligthradar24.com recorded the flight path of IL-76 transport aircraft from Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft building plant (manufacturer of Su-35 planes) to the military airfield near Cangzhou Cang County ( Hebei province), which is one of the training and testing bases of the PLA Air Force on December 25.
Earlier this month, Tass reported that Russia will provide to China the first batch of four Sukhoi-35 jets by December 25 quoting an unnamed source within the system of military-technical cooperation.
In November 2015 Russia and China concluded a contract for 24 Sukhoi-35 fighters. Under the $2 billion deal Russia is also to provide ground equipment and spare engines.
The new Su-35s will be fitted with onboard readout systems that display data in Russian language. Russia will configure the onboard systems of the military aircraft the same way as that of aircraft it supplies to the country's own Aerospace Forces. Hence, as the Su-35 aircraft will be fitted with BeiDou onboard navigation system modules, all of the planes’ readout systems will be displaying data in Russian.
The Chinese Su-35 will receive newest Irbis-E systems, which provide detection, tracking and coordinate measurement of air, ground, and surface targets, day-and-night, in all weather conditions in the presence of natural noise and jamming.
The fighters also get the RSUO weapon management system, which has special-purpose hardware to identify the condition of weapons aboard the aircraft and control their loading management.
Among other systems – an electronic countermeasures release system that provides protection for the jet from "air-to-air" guided missiles and ground-launched missiles with the help of interference cartridges, a set of flight control levers and sticks for the aircraft and its engines based on HOTAS, which operates by forming analog, manual control signals and issuing single commands, and a SAP active jamming station.
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Rosoboronexport will organize the Russian exhibit display at the Airshow China International Aerospace Exhibition 2016, which will take place from November 1 to 6 in Zhuhai, China. At the Russian exhibit, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the features of the latest Russian Su-35 fighters, Mi-35M helicopters and Pantsir-S1 air defense missile/gun systems
Chinese Su-35 jets contracted from Russia have been offered the Irbis-E radar and RSUO weapons control system which will transform the fighter jets into formidable airborne killing machines. Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), part of State Corporation Rostec, is ready to provide new Irbis-E radar control systems for Su-35 fighters that will be exported from Russia
Next weeks Indo-defence show in Jakarta will open a new fighter aircraft procurement contest, one between Saab Gripen, Eurofighter Typhoon and Rosoboronexport Su-35 for the Indonesian Air Forces F-5 replacement program. From what was considered a done deal in favour of the Russian Su-35, the Indonesian military has opened up the fighter procurement to a three-way contest
Russia and Indonesia are set to negotiate over a draft contract on the delivery of Russian Su-35 Flanker multirole fighters to Jakarta. "We expect that it will be signed in near future," Mikhail Petukhov the deputy director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said
The Russian Defense Ministry will receive ten highly maneuverable multirole fighters Sukhoi-35S and four Sukhoi-27 will be upgraded to the Sukhoi-35 level, by this year end. "Last year, we concluded a long-term contract for building Sukhoi-35S planes
Russia will possibly supply second batch of ten Su-35 fighter jets to China this year and similarly another ten in 2018. Already the first four vehicles were supplied in late last year,
A white paper released today by China on Asia-Pacific security cooperation has warned ‘small and medium size countries not to take sides in disputes between big countries, without naming the countries in question. The white paper, "China's Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation" was released by the State Council Information Office Wednesday on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation， which also clarified the nation's stance on issues of regional concern
China has confirmed receiving four Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in late December, but said that Su-35 could be the last combat plane China would import because of advances in its own fighter jet program. The Peoples Liberation Armys website recently mentioned that with the commissioning of the J-20 domestically developed stealth fighter by China, Russia has understood that the Su-35 “would be losing its value on the Chinese market in the near future”, so was eager to complete the Su-35 deal
Russia is trying to rectify the delayed supply of spares for Russian made aircraft in India, primarily the Sukhoi Su-30MKI with a deal that would allow them to be manufactured locally. India and Russia are at an advanced stage of negotiating a long-term contract that includes the manufacturing few spares of Russian-made aircraft that are being assembled in India,
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