PARIS, October 29 (RIA Novosti) — Moscow and Beijing are continuing talks on the delivery of Su-35 Flanker multirole fighters to China and the contract is currently being clarified, the deputy general manager of Russia’s arms export company said Wednesday.
“Russia and China are continuing negotiations on the Su-35 and the process of agreeing the documents is ongoing. The subject is very complex, there are an awful lot of domestic government agreements so we can’t be rushed on this issue," Rosoboronexport Deputy General Manager Sergei Ladygin said on the sidelines of the Euronaval-2014 exposition in Paris.
Earlier in September, Rosoboronexport deputy head Viktor Komardin said that Moscow and Beijing were expecting to seal the deal on the Su-35 jets in 2014.
According to open sources, China plans to buy 24 Su-35 fighters from Russia. Negotiations on China’s purchase of the Russian Su-35 — a thorough modernization of the Su-27M, the current staple of the Russian Air Force — were opened in 2010.