Company «Sukhoi» The Russian Defense Ministry has transferred the first six functional serial Su-35s, which have recently come to the place of deployment, reports RIA Novosti. According to the press service of «dry», the company has fulfilled its obligations under this type of aircraft in municipal defense order for 2012.
The fact that the first six Su-35s will be delivered to the troops before the end of 2012, it became clear in March of this year. As told Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Vladimir EIF Drik, airplanes finished tests Akhtuba test center.
In August 2009, the Russian Ministry of Defense concluded with the «dry» contract for the supply of 48 new fighters. Their delivery should be completed before 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 cars. By the time the true, the military got to test three and nine serial experienced fighters.
Su-35s who 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. Aircraft combat radius is 1.6 thousand kilometers. Fighter resettled 30-millimeter cannon and 12 suspension points for missiles and bombs with a total mass of up to eight tons.