Sukhoi Su-35

The Sukhoi Su-35 (‘Flanker-E’) is described by its designer as a 4++ generation fighter that can bridge the gap between legacy fighters and the upcoming fifth-generation fighter. It was derived from the Su-27M, but has been substantially upgraded and redesigned, incorporating a reinforced airframe, improved avionics and radar, thrust-vectoring engines, and a reduced frontal radar signature. China signed a $2 billion contract with Russia in November 2015 for the acquisition of 24 examples of the Su-35 and began to take delivery in December 2016.

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