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China Received First Batch of Su-35s

China Received First Batch of Su-35s 26 December, 2016

China took delivery of its Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) multirole fighter jets earlier than expected. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has received the first batch of four Su-35 fighter aircraft on 25 December. The country has an order for 24 Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole fighters. Reportedly, the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) would deliver all 24 Su-35s between 2016 and 2018.

The Su-35 is a fourth++ generation, twin-engine, multirole fighter aircraft powered by two AL-117S turbofan engines. The aircraft has a top speed of Mach 2.25 at 11,000 meters, a combat payload of 8,000 kg, and a maximum range with internal fuel of 1,529 km.

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