Russia has delivered the second batch of 10 Sukhoi Su-35 Fighter Jets to China under a contract signed in 2015, according to a source in Russia’s defense department. Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO Name Flanker-E) are heavily-upgraded versions of the Su-27 air-defense fighter.
“Another batch of 10 Su-35 aircraft has been delivered to the Beijing. China will receive the remaining 10 aircraft in 2018,” the source confirmed. The Russsian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation refused to comment.
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-35 S Fighter Now Operational
Earlier, a source close to military and technical cooperation told TASS that the first four SU-35 aircrafts had been delivered in last quarter of 2016. In November 2016, Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation, said that Russia had commenced meeting the first stage of its contract with China.