The Conundrum of China Paying USD2 Billion for 24 Russian Su-35s

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Russian Sputnik website says in its report that Russian military expert Vasiliy Kashin believes that China buys 24 Su-35s mainly for in-depth tests to study Su-35’s performance.

Russia wanted China to buy 48 Su-35s but China only wanted 2. Through 5 years prolonged hard negotiations, China and Russia finally concluded a purchase contract for 24 Su-35s at US$2 billion without transfer of any technology. That is quite expensive. However, China has made Russia agree to have some Chinese components installed in the Su-35s it provides China with. As a result, Chinese aircraft producer may take part in some parts of the manufacture processes of the fighter jets.

That proves that China buys 24 Su-35s mainly for in-depth tests to study its performance in order to facilitate accurate decisions on the direction of development of its J-11 heavy fighter, J-15 carrier-based fighter and J-16 fighter/bomber.

Note: For such study, 2 are enough. Paying $2…

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