Russia completes Su-35 deliveries to China

Russia has completed contracted deliveries of Su-35 generation 4++ fighter jets to China, Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told TASS.

Russia completes Su 35 deliveries to China Su-35 fighter jet (Picture source: Marina Lystseva/TASS)

"In compliance with the contract, all the Su-35 jets have been delivered to the foreign customer," it said.

China has been the first foreign buyer of Russian Su-35 fighter aircraft. The contract worth about $2.5 billion on the deliveries of 24 fighter jets to China was signed in 2015. The contract also stipulates the delivery of ground equipment and reserve engines.

Indonesia is the second foreign buyer of Russian Su-35 fighter jets. Reports emerged in early 2018 that Russia had signed a contract with Indonesia on the delivery of 11 fighters. Under the contract, Russia is due to deliver the first fighter jets to Indonesia this year. The fulfillment of the Indonesian contract ran across some difficulties related to US sanctions but a TASS source in military and diplomatic circles said these difficulties "are not critical" and should not affect the deliveries of fighter jets.

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