UAC Completes Delivery of 50 Su-35S Fighters to Russian Air Force

UAC Completes Delivery of 50 Su-35S Fighters to Russian Air Force

The Sukhoi company (part of PJSC UAC of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense three newest Su-35S multipurpose fighters of the 4 ++ generation. The planes were built at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant. Yu.A. Gagarin – a branch of the Sukhoi Company and became the final batch in the implementation of the next contract in the interests of the military department. The fighters were sent from the manufacturer to the permanent airfields of the Russian Air Force. The UAC signed a number of long-term contracts for the supply of the latest aviation technology for the Russian Ministry of Defense, including Su-35S fighters.

“We have completed the implementation of another long-term contract for 50 Su-35S aircraft in the interests of the Ministry of Defense,” said Yuri Slyusar, General Director of PJSC UAC, General Director of PJSC Sukhoi Company. “KnAAZ is one of the most modern industrial sites in the UAC circuit, in the development of which serious investments have been made and production facilities have been modernized. This allows us to fulfill our obligations to customers in full and on time. The plant continues to fulfill the state defense order and is provided with loading for the future. ”

Three Su-35S multipurpose fighters of the 4 ++ generation were accepted by the specialists of the 485 military representation of the Russian Ministry of Defence. The aircraft were relocated from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant to permanent airfields of the Russian Air Force. This delivery completes a five-year contract, within the framework of which 50 Su-35S aircraft were delivered to combat duty in the regiments of the Russian Aerospace Forces by the end of 2020. Two Su-35s will arrive in the center for training of aviation personnel and military trials Russian Ministry of Defence in Lipetsk. Another Su-35S will remain in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the 23rd Tallinn Fighter Regiment.

The Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) is the designation for two improved derivatives of the Su-27 air-defence fighter. They are single-seat, twin-engine, supermaneuverable aircraft, designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and built by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Plant. The type was originally developed by the Soviet Union from the Su-27 and was known as the Su-27M. The introduction of the Su-35S into the service with the Russian Air Force is a part of the Russia’s state armament programme for 2011–2020 that was formulated following the war with Georgia in 2008 with an aim to significantly increase the number of modern military equipment in the Russian Armed Forces.

Two of the final three Su-35S fighters delivered to the Russian Air Force in 2020 will be based at the training center in Lipetsk, while the third will remain in Komsomolsk-on-Amur with the 23rd Tallinn Fighter Regiment. In all, UAC delivered 50 Su-35S to Russia this year. (Photo by UAC )