The company "Sukhoi" Russian Defense Ministry has transferred the first six serial multi-role fighters Su-35s, which will soon come to the place of deployment, reports
The fact that the first six Su-35s will be delivered to the troops by the end of 2012,
In August 2009, the Russian Defense Ministry has concluded with the "Dry" contract for the supply of 48 new fighters. Their delivery must be completed by the end of 2015, after which the military department may enter into another contract for the supply of an additional batch of Su-35s of the 48 machines. To date, the military got to test three prototypes and nine serial fighters.
Su-35S, made its first flight in February 2008, is capable of speeds up to 2.5 thousand kilometers per hour to fly a distance of 3.4 thousand kilometers. Combat radius of the plane is 1.6 thousand kilometers. The fighter is equipped with a 30-millimeter cannon and 12 suspension points for missiles and bombs weighing up to eight tons.