The company "Sukhoi" gave the Ministry Defense First six series of functional Su-35s, which have recently come to the place of deployment, reports RIA announcements. According to the press service of "dry", the company has fulfilled its obligations under this type of aircraft in municipal defense order for 2012 year.
The fact that the first 6 Sou-35s will be delivered to the troops before the end of 2012, it became clear in March of this year. As the representative of the Ministry of Defence for Air Force Col. Vladimir Drik, the planes finished Akhtubinsky tests in the test center.
In August, 2009 Ministry Defense concluded with "dry" contract for the supply of 48 new fighters. Their delivery should be completed by the end of 2015, after the military department may enter into another contract for the supply of an additional batch of Su-35s of the 48 machines. By the time the true, the military got to test three and nine serial experienced fighters.
Sou-35s who has made the first flight in February 2008, is capable of speeds up to 2.5 thousand kilometers per hour and fly at a distance of 3.4 thousand kilometers. Combat radius of the aircraft is 1.6 thousand kilometers. Fighter equip a 30-millimeter cannon and 12 suspension points for missiles and bombs weighing up to eight tons.