Vladimir Drozhov, deputy director of the Federal Service for Military & Technical Cooperation said in November that Russia had entered upon implementation of the first phase of contractual commitments on supply of these fighter jets to China.
In November 2015, Russia and China signed the supply contract for 24 fighters Su-35. The contract is evaluated at least as $2 bln, including supplies of ground-based equipment and reserve engines. The contract is scheduled for three years.
Su-35 is a Russian multirole 4++generation air-superiority fighter equipped with the onboard phased-array radar and thrust-vectoring engines. It is capable to accelerate up to 2,500 kph, its operational range is 3,400 km and mission radius is about 1,600 km. The jet is armed with the 30-mm gun and has 12 external stations for bombs and missiles.