Russia and China have signed an agreement on supplying 24 Russian fighter jets Su-35 to China and joint construction of four Lada-class diesel submarines for China prior to the visit of Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Moscow on March 22-24, Chinese central TV reported on Monday.
"It was China's first purchase of important weapon systems from Russia in the past 10 years," the statement said.
The statement also said that "it is planned that the two countries will conclude even more agreements on military technical cooperation in the future."
Su-35 is the Russian reactive highly maneuverable multipurpose fighter jet of the 4++ generation designed by the Sukhoi company.
The Lada-class submarine is developed to hold independent missions using naval communications against submarines and surface ships of an enemy in a certain area, to conduct anti-submarine defense in coastal, narrow and closed sea areas, and to mine. The general constructor of the project, Yury Kormilitsinin, said that the submarine was a sort of underwater hunting craft capable of destroying any target.
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