In the near-term Russia and China will sign a contract for delivery of fourth-generation Su-35 fighters, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the ex-Commander-in-Chief of Russian air forces, Director of Military Aviation Programs Directorate of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Vladimir Mikhailov.
"The jets are competitive. We will sign the contract for delivery of Su-35 fighters to China soon and other customers are also interested in this aircraft", — Mikhailov said at RSN radio station.
We remind you that the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation reported earlier that negotiations on the matter between Russia and China are in progress, but no details related to the contract were unveiled.
Speaking of cooperation with foreign countries in terms of deliveries of the latest combat aircraft, Mikhailov added that Russia and India have plans for joint development of a fifth-generation aircraft.
Su-35 is the Russian super-maneuverable multi-role “4++”-generation fighter developed by Sukhoi design bureau; it was derived from T-10S platform.