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A Late Holiday Gift: Two Su-35S Jets Enter Service in Russia's Far East
10:33 GMT 11.01.2016 (Updated: 10:54 GMT 11.01.2016)
First two Su-35S jets to enter service with Russia's Eastern Military District.
7 December 2015, 18:41 GMT
KHABAROVSK (Sputnik) –
An air regiment of Russia's Eastern Military District (EMD) will receive its first two Su-35S fighter jets soon, the head of EMD's press service said Monday.
"Two new Su-35S 4++ generation jets are due to enter service with the EMD air regiment deployed in Primorsky Territory," Col. Alexander Gordeyev told reporters.
According to Gordeyev, the first two Su-35S jets will conduct a flight in Primorsky Territory after signing the necessary documents, with performance validation flights scheduled for the current week.
The Sukhoi Su-35, a 4++ generation aircraft, is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter.