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The main advantage of the Russian fighter of the 4++ generation su-35 is its versatility, said TASS honored military pilot of Russia, major-General Vladimir Popov.
According to the military, the versatility lies in the possibility “of applying a wide range of modern weapons, including simultaneously using the old strike forces and means that are in service of any state”.
“This media (platform as we speak) is able to carry on Board a two or four missiles anti-ship purposes, or shock missiles managed, or coordinated bombs at ground targets. Here’s what else is versatility in a wide range of weapons. This means that it is day and night in adverse weather conditions and extremely low visibility are able to defeat the enemy,” — said Popov.
The military added that such functionality “puts in a stupor of some analysts in the West, and the more we give to a third party, these capabilities su-35”. “They are afraid that they (in China) there is a massive opportunity to counteract the forces and means of the U.S.” — emphasizes the pilot.
In June 2018 on the pages of The National Interest author Dave Majumdar called the su-35 is most powerful fighter, which currently features the Russian air force. The expert praised the characteristics and the competitive price of the aircraft, however, admitted that the fighter has not yet received the opportunity to demonstrate their potential. Majumdar admits that the increase in sales of su-35, “especially those countries that either do not want or can’t buy Western aircraft,” is only a matter of time.
In November 2015, rostec have announced the signing of a contract to supply China 24 su-35 for a total amount of $ 2.5 billion. In 2016, China received the first four cars in 2017 — ten. Delivery will be completed by the end of 2018.
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