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Russian Defense Ministry to receive 14 Su-35S and 5 Su-30M2 aircraft in 2015 — official

September 07, 2015, 15:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The aircraft will be delivered by Russia's Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant
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Sukhoi Su-35S fighters

Sukhoi Su-35S fighters

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MOSCOW, September. /TASS/. Russia's Defense Ministry will receive 19 Generation 4++ Su-35S and Su-30M2 aircraft  from the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on a visit to the manufacturer.

"The plant will deliver fourteen Su-35S and five Su-30M2 this year," the Defense Ministry press office quoted him as saying.

Borisov was visiting the plant’s flight test facility for T-50 fifth-generation prototypes, noting the ministry plans to buy the aircraft under the current government armaments program and voicing confidence in the company's ability to meet its procurement targets.

The itinerary also included production shops for the T-50, Su-35S, Su-30M2 and Su-27SM3 combat aircraft and SSJ-100 commercial airliner alongside a T-50 radio-transparent coating chamber and plating and aluminum alloy treatment shops being built.

Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy up to 150 Yak-152 trainer aircraft

According to the official, Russia’s Defense Ministry is planning to purchase about 150 Yakovlev Yak-152 trainer aircraft for the Air Force.

The planes are being developed at the Irkutsk aviation plant in Siberia, a subsidiary of the Irkut Aircraft-Building Corporation, he added.

The Russian Defense Ministry financed R&D work two years ago for developing primary trainer aircraft, the deputy defense minister said.

"The contract for the serial supply [of the Yak-152 trainer aircraft] will be signed after the R&D work is completed and the aircraft is submitted to us for state trials," Borisov said.

"First flights will be conducted next year and after that we will purchase these aircraft," he added.

The trials of the first Yak-152 aircraft are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016, said the head of the Irkutsk aviation plant, Alexander Veprev.

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