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    A Su-34 multifunctional strike bomber of the Russian Aerospace Force takes off from the Hemeimeem Air Base in the Syrian province of Latakia.

    Customers ‘Lining Up’ to Buy Russian Su-34, Su-35 Aircraft

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    The Su-34 and Su-35 models are the pride of the Russian Armed Forces, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said.

    Foreign states are "lining up" to purchase Su-34 and Su-35 jets, which demonstrated their outstanding capabilities during the Syrian military operation, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Monday.

    "Today, military forces are receiving such advanced models as the Su-34 and Su-35, with characteristics equal to those of Western models,” Borisov said.

    “This is the pride of our armed forces. […] these samples have already demonstrated their combat capabilities, also in the Syrian conflict. Potential buyers are already lining up," Borisov told the Russian TV Channel Russia-24.

    The Su-34 is Russia’s most advanced interdiction aircraft. It made its combat debut over Syria recently. It is armed with R-73 dogfighting missiles and R-77 long-range radar-guided air-to-air missiles. The aircraft has a combat radius of nearly 700 miles on internal fuel but is also designed for aerial refueling.

    The Su-35 fighter jet is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter. It was first introduced to a foreign audience at the 2013 Paris Air Show.

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