Chinese spices appreciated the ability of the new Russian aerobatic functional Su-35 demo show which took place on Wednesday in Moscow Kubinka, told «Interfax» » source in the structures associated with the export of arms.
«Some official statements after the flight our Chinese partners did, and without this it was obvious that they really liked the plane. In private conversations, they noted that today Su-35 is probably the best fighter in the world, that the purchase of the aircraft will allow greatly enhance the combat potential of the Chinese Air Force «- said the agency interlocutor.
According to him, this show was organized as part of the pre-contract work to supply China Party Su-35 fighters. Su-35 flown by test pilots of the United Aircraft Company. The event was the role of representatives of the Air Force, «Rosoboronexport» and the company «Sukhoi». Immediately after the demo flight held a closed briefing where Chinese and Russian experts at exchanged held conceptions of demo flights.
«The political decision to supply China Su-35 has already been made at this point is detailed study of the technical and financial criteria of the future contract,» — said the agency interlocutor.
He did not specify how many Su-35 fighters, and in what time frame to be supplied to China. «This is — the subject of negotiations, which are secret character» — said the agency interlocutor
Earlier zabugornyh media reports that China will buy the first step in more than 24 Russian Su-35 fighters.
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 -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.