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UAE reportedly in talks with Russia for "several dozen" Su-35 fighter jets

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World Defense & Security News - UAE
 
 
UAE reportedly in talks with Russia for "several dozen" Su-35 fighter jets
 
Russia is currently in talks with the United Arab Emirates to discuss the delivery of several dozen Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E+) fighter jets, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said. "Talks on the issue are currently under way. It is clear that the talks on the delivery of several dozen planes take time," Manturov said.
     
UAE reportedly in talks with Russia for several dozen Su 35 fighter jets 640 001A RuAF Su-35 fighter jet
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"We are transferring the technical documentation so that our colleagues can estimate their requirements," he added.

According to him, the United Arab Emirates is expected to respond to the offer in the imminent future.

United Arab Emirates started showing interest in possible deliveries of Russia's Su-35 multirole air superiority fighters at the last edition of IDEX defense & security exhibition, in Feb. 2017.

The Su-35 is a radically modernized version of the Su-27 aircraft to significantly enhance its combat effectiveness against aerial, ground and sea tagets. The important difference of the Su-35 over the Su-27 is the use of new high-power engines in the propulsion system. They were designed at NPO Saturn, a part of UEC, and are known as "117S".


Despite the lack of the APAA, the Su-35 radar system can detect targets at ranges of up to 400 km. These capabilities are provided by a new fighter radar control system with the phased array antenna Irbis, which is produced by the Ryazan State Instrument Enterprise, which is a part of KRET.

According to the chief executive of Rostec Sergey Chemezov, Russia also plans to develop a fifth generation joint light fighter aircraft with the UAE.

Sergey Chemezov said an initial agreement has been signed and work was expected to start on the "long-term project" as early as next year. Speaking at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX), he said it was too early to put a value on the project.

     
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