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Su-35 deal won't be signed this year: Russian contractor

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by layman, Nov 20, 2013.

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  1. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Sergey Chemezov, director general of Russian Technologies State Corporation, has announced at the Dubai Airshow that a contract to sell 24 Su-35 fighters to China will not be signed this year.

    Chemezov told reporters that China and Russia are still negotiating a price for the aircraft. Russia is insisting on the official list price of the advanced fighters, Chemezov said, while the Chinese delegation has been pushing for a discount. China's Global Times said the price of a single Su-35 fighter with spare parts and munitions is between US$50-100 million.

    Kanwa Defense Review published by Andrei Chang or Pinkov, a military analyst in Canada, reported that the decision to sell China the Su-35s was made in November 2012 at the direction of President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. However, wary that China could acquire Russian technology via reverse engineering as with the Su-27 in the 1990s, the Russian defense industry is displaying reluctance.

    The Military-Industrial Courier based in Moscow also reported on Nov. 13 that China hopes Russia can sell more than 24 Su-35 fighters. Moscow rejected the request however and insisted it would export no more than 24, according to a source from the Russian defense industry.

    In addition, Beijing is also reportedly seeking to convince Moscow to have a maintenance center for the aircraft set up in China as part of the contract. For this reason also, the negotiations regarding the sale will continue into next year.

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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Better for Russia to not go ahead with this deal...:suicide:

    India is Russia's biggest defence market and it's not a good idea to sell advanced Russian fighter jets like Su-35's to China. Russia will be signing their own death warrant by doing this...Indo-Russian defense ties will suffer more and Russia can see cheap copies of Su-35's flying around soon!!
     
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    101% they will make cheap copy for SU-35 also........
    They did it before ...... Shenyang J-11 - A Chinese built 4.5th generation fighter based on the Sukhoi Su-27.
     
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    i think this also says that chinese are not confident enough of their technology and want to reverse engineer things again
    otherwise they would forget su35 and make hundreds of j11 and j10 .
     
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