Russian Air Force takes delivery of new batch of Su-35S fighter jets

Latest version of the Su-27 “Flanker” family, the Su-35S is one of the most advanced fighters in the Russian inventory

The state-owned group United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), which controls Russia’s main aeronautical manufacturers, delivered a new batch of Sukhoi Su-35S fighter jets to the Russian Air Force on Friday. The number of aircraft included in the most recent shipment was not informed.

One of the most advanced pieces in Russia’s military inventory and in use in the war against Ukraine, the Su-35S is the latest version of Sukhoi’s Su-27 “Flanker” family. It is a single-seat multirole fighter with an emphasis on air superiority, but also capable of other types of missions such as ground attack operations and electronic warfare.

The new batch of fighters was accepted by technical teams of the Russian Air Force, which tested each of the aircraft in various modes of operation, the UAC said. The new Su-35S were assembled by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, located in the far east of Russia.

Russian Air Force Su-35S (UAC)

“The rhythmic fulfillment of the State’s defense order, meeting all delivery deadlines and meeting the needs of our Armed Forces in modern technology, is a priority task for the military-industrial complex. This work is controlled by the Coordinating Council of the Government of the Russian Federation,” said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov. “The Su-35S is one of the best tactical aircraft in the world, capable of performing a wide range of missions.”

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According to the UAC, the Su-35 jets of the next batches, part of an order for 30 additional aircraft, are in production, although it did not disclose the number of aircraft in the assembly process. The conglomerate also added that this year the volume of deliveries of fifth-generation Su-57 fighters to the Russian air force will increase.


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