Presentable Chinese delegation will hold talks in Moscow on the purchase of new functional Russian Su-35 fighters and get acquainted with aerobatic capabilities of this machine in Kubinka near Moscow, where they will be organized on Wednesday a special demo flights, told «Interfax» on Tuesday, a source in the structures associated with arms exports.
«Russian and Chinese spices started consultations on the supply of the Chinese Air Force advanced functional Su-35 fighters. In the current time in Moscow is the Chinese delegation, which acquainted with aircraft performance characteristics of the aircraft, will have a look at his flight and will hold another round of talks on the purchase of the aircraft, «- said the agency interlocutor.
He said that the Russian side in the negotiations perceive the role of representatives of «Rosoboronexport», the United Aircraft Company (UAC) and Aviation Holding Company «Sukhoi».
Answering the question of how many Su-35 can be delivered to China, the spokesman said it would be a significant amount. «Piece, in small batches, we a technique such as the Su-35 over the limit does not sell,» — he said.
According to foreign media reports, China will put more than 24 Su-35 fighters.
In the «Rosoboronexport» and the company «Sukhoi» refused to give any comments on the issue of negotiations to supply China Su-35.
Earlier, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said «Interfax-AVN,» that the intergovernmental Russian-Chinese agreement to supply China functional Su-35 was signed in January this year. According to him, it will not be a license and deliverable contract, in other words, China will get ready to operate aircraft.
China today is the largest operator zabugornye Su-27/Su-30 family fighters. In various years in this country has been put in the general difficulties 281 aircraft of this type. In addition, China has established the creation of a fighter J-11B, which is almost a clone of the Su-27.
The Su-35 was developed in OKB Sukhoi. It is a deeply modernized functional maneuverable fighter of «4 + +». It applied technology fifth generation, providing an advantage over similar class fighters.
Distinctive features of the Su-35 is a new avionics suite based on digital information management system, brand new radar with a phased antenna array with long-range detection of air targets with an increased number immediately tracked and engaged targets, new engines with increased thrust and turning thrust vectoring.
According to estimates of professionals, analysis of work performed now allows to conclude that the Su-35 has substantially the best aircraft performance characteristics in comparison with standing armed machines peers and established complex avionics possible to solve a wide range of tasks, certain tactical and technical specifications. Incorporated in the aircraft will allow potential properties exceed all tactical fighters generation 4 and 4 + type Rafale and EF in 2000, upgraded fighter aircraft F-15, F-16, F-18, F-35 aircraft and counter F-22A.
Mass production of the Su-35 is conducted at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Yuri Gagarin of the Holding «Sukhoi». Currently, municipal fighter passes tests. Already holds about 650 test flights.
Launch customer for the new fighter is the Defense Ministry, concluded in 2009, the municipal contract for the purchase of 48 Su-35s.