“The contract stipulates both the supply of equipment and what is called the“ butt ”in the slang of professionals. This is the technique of ground support equipment, this is also a number of additional reserve aviation engines, this is a package of training programs for engineering and technical personnel and flight personnel, ”said Kladov.
On the conclusion of a contract worth about $ 2 billion became known on Thursday. According to the agreement, China will get the 24 multi-functional Su-35 fighter. PLA became the first foreign customer of these aircraft.
Now Su-35 are in service with only the Russian army. Under the terms of the contract from 2009 g, the manufacturer during 2012-2015. must put the Ministry of Defense 48 machines.
As the Chinese press noted earlier, “the purchase of the Su-35 is inevitable,” since “the existing production capacity of the domestic J-11 did not make it possible to narrow the gap in equipment from the air forces of other countries.”