Russia To Get 10 Su-35S Fighter Jets By Year-end

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Russia To Get 10 Su-35S Fighter Jets By Year-end

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. 

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