By the end of the year, the Ministry of Defense will conclude an additional agreement for the supply of multifunctional Su-35S fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces. This was announced by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu following a visit to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft building plant (KnAAZ).
According to the head of the military department, the decision to conclude a contract for the supply of multifunctional Su-35S fighters has been made, it will be signed by the end of this year. At the same time, Shoigu did not say how many aircraft the Ministry of Defense plans to purchase, limiting himself to a phrase about the cost of the new agreement - 70 billion rubles.
By the end of the year, we plan to additionally conclude a government contract for the supply of multifunctional Su-35S aircraft. The contract amount will be 70 billion rubles
- he said.
During a meeting with members of the defense industry complex, the Minister of Defense noted that the inspection of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Building Plant (KnAAZ), which produces Su-35S and Su-57 fighters, was carried out, among other things, to check the possibility of fulfilling the new contract.
Actually, we came for this - to make sure that the company is able to fulfill this contract
- added Shoigu.
Note that the Minister of Defense visited the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Building Plant (KnAAZ) on Wednesday as part of a working trip to the Far East in order to verify the fulfillment of the state defense order.