Sukhoi delivers 6 Su-35S fighters
29 Dec 2012
Sukhoi delivered the first 6 production standard Su-35S multi-role fighter aircraft to the Ministry of Defense of Russia on December 28, 2012. The official hand-over took place at the Sukhoi’s Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft production association (KnAAPO). Sukhoi Company announced the delivery completes the 2012 State Defense Order for the Su-35S.
The Russian Ministry of Defense ordered 48 new-built Su-35s as part of a larger contract to equip the Russian Air Force with new and modern aircraft, signed on August 18, 2009. All 48 Su-35 are to be delivered by 2015. The Su-35S is the latest in the Su-27 Flanker family and provides the RuAF with a modern multi-role fighter to bridge the gap between the current fleet of upgraded fighters and the fifth-generation fighter resulting from the PAK-FA program's Sukhoi T-50 development.