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Russia inks contract for delivery of Su-35 fighter jets to China
November 19, 2015, 6:32 am

The Su-35, the latest-generation Russian fighter, is expected to provide a powerful boost to the Chinese air force [Image: JSC Sukhoi]

The Su-35, the latest-generation Russian fighter, is expected to provide a powerful boost to the Chinese air force [Image: JSC Sukhoi]

Long drawn-out negotiations between China and Russia were concluded on Thursday when a $2 billion deal for China to buy Russian Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets was inked, Russian media reports said.

“The long negotiations on the delivery of Su-35 to China are over, we have signed a contract,” Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec head Sergey Chemezov was quoted by Russian business daily Kommersant on Thursday.

Indonesia, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates have also expressed interest in purchasing Su-35 jets, according to Rostec.

Sino-Russian talks on the sale of the jet had been held up owing to negotiations over price, technology transfer and the share of Chinese-made components in the plane.

The Su-35, the latest-generation Russian fighter, is expected to provide a powerful boost to the Chinese air force.

China and India are still the key customers for Russian arms, although Moscow is eyeing new markets in Algeria, Indonesia, Venezuela and Vietnam.

The Su-35 fighter jet (NATO reporting name Flanker-E) is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter.

China overtook Germany as Russia’s largest trading partner in 2011.

 

TBP and Agencies

 

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