China may finally buy 24 most advanced fighter jets from Russia

(From National Interest)

Russia’s state-owned media is reporting that a number of countries are interested in buying its most advanced fighter jets.

A Sukhoi SU-35 jetfigther performs during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris

A Sukhoi SU-35 jet fighter performs during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris

According to Sputnik News, Russia is negotiating with numerous countries over the sale of its Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet, and a number of these deals “are coming to fruition.”

Citing “sources close to the talks,” who were interviewed by a Russian-language newspaper, the newspaper reports “that the sticking point between the Russian and Chinese negotiators over the size of the order is nearing a resolution, and expects a compromise order of 24 fighters for China’s Air Force.”

Russia and China have been negotiating the sale of the Su-35 for years. Russia had previously been insisting that China purchase at least 48 Su-35s over fears that Beijing will reverse engineer the jet. Read More



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