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China to receive final ten Su-35 fighter jets in 2018


In 2017 Russia delivered to China ten multirole Su-35 fighter jets and will supply another ten this year, Rostec State Corporation said at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.


China to receive ten last Su 35 fighter jets in 2018 001 PLAAF Su-35S fighter jets patrolling in South East China Sea
(Credit: Xinhua)


"Four Su-35 were built and transferred to China in 2016. Ten Su-35S aircraft were built and delivered to China in 2017 and ten Su-35S planes will be built and transferred to China in 2018," according to information on the company’s stand.

Russia signed the first export contract with China on Su-35S supermaneuverable multirole fighter jets in 2015. The contract stipulates the delivery of 24 aircraft worth about $2.5 billion.

The Su-35 is a highly upgraded 4++-generation super-maneuverable multipurpose fighter jet incorporating fifth-generation technologies.

The jet incorporates a reinforced airframe, improved avionics and radar, thrust-vectoring engines, and a reduced frontal radar signature. Its maximum speed is 2,390 km/h (1,490mph), range is 3,600 km (1,940 miles), and combat radius - around 1,600 km (995 miles). The jet is armed with 30 mm GSh-301 internal cannon with 150 rounds and 12 hardpoints capable of carrying rockets, missiles and bombs.