The engineer stated that he got "pleasure while watching the Su-35С flight." The fighter showed a steady flight at 70 degrees of attack and made a horizontal turn of 360 degrees almost on site using a controlled thrust vector of engines (according to some media reports, the minimum radius of the horizontal turn of F-22A to 360 degrees at low altitude is 750 feet, or 229 meters - approx. "VP"). This fighter used technology that can be used in the creation of the next generation of Chinese aircraft.
The ability of the Su-35С almost on the spot to make a turn of 360 degrees is very important when conducting close air combat, says the engineer, having eliminated such a traditional parameter for determining the maneuverability of fighters as the turn radius. This factor gives the fighter faster than others to take a favorable position for launching infrared-guided missiles into the enemy’s tail.
The Americans also understand the importance of close combat by equipping their F-22 and F-35 with guns, since in some cases only guns can be used to defeat an air enemy. Tan Yanshi said stealth and super-maneuverability are now the most important requirements for fighters.
Russian media confirmed the information that Russia and China are negotiating on the Su-35. To the question “what does Su-35 mean for China?” Tan Yanshi answered that China’s rapid economic development requires equipping the armed forces with the most advanced weapons. “It would be a great blessing if the Su-35 goes into service with our military aviation"Said the engineer.