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. This year we expect ten newly-built Sukhoi-35S fighters and another four Sukhoi-27s upgraded to match the Sukhoi-35 capabilities," First Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told TASS on Thursday while visiting the Gagarin Aircraft-Building Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Borisov spoke highly of the Sukhoi-35S parameters. "The pilots say the plane is great. It boasts unique flight and technical parameters. It was baptized by fire in Syria to have displayed excellent capabilities," Borisov added.
The plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur was commissioned to build 50 Sukhoi-35S jets for the Defense Ministry by 2020. Ten planes are to be delivered every year. Since 2009 the plant has provided 48 planes for the Russian Armed Forces.
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 believed to have supplied the first batch of four Su-35 fighters to China. According to a Russian web resource,
Russia is holding intensive talks with Indonesia over possible deliveries of its Su-35 fighter jets. "There are prospects and the talks are very intensive," Russian presidents aide in charge of defense and technology cooperation, Vladimir Kozhin said Thursday
Russia has turned down a request from Pakistan to purchase the Su-35 fighter jet, an aircraft it has sold to Islamabads closest ally, China. A report in Russian publication,
Russias advanced Su-35S fighter jet is expected to undergo final tests by the end of 2017, Deputy defense minister said Tuesday. "At present, more than 50 [Su-35S] aircraft are being tested in units of the Russian Aerospace Forces
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in discussion with Russia for the purchase of “several dozen” Su-35 Flanker-E multi-role fighters from the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). The negotiations with Abu Dhabi are underway, Russias Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov reportedly told the Russian News Agency TASS
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
Russia will begin upgrading naval maintenance facility by next couple of months in Syria's port of Tartus and would need about five years to complete. An agreement between Russia and Syria on the expansion and upgrades of the Russian naval maintenance facility in the Syrian port of Tartus was signed on January 18,
Russia has plans to unveil 2018-2025 state arms procurement program that features supply of next-generation S-500 missile defense systems, Sukhoi PAK FA fifth-generation fighter aircraft as well as tanks based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. The 2018-2025 State Armaments Program, part of Russia's defense policy, is expected to be unveiled by mid-2017
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