The Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter is due to be commissioned this year, Russian Defense Minister Gen. of the Army Sergei Shoigu said.
"The prospective multirole fighter jet, Sukhoi Su-35S, is on a trial run. It is supposed to be commissioned this year," Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry teleconference on Tuesday.
He demanded quality tests of the aircraft and its compliance with performance specifications.
"This is a primary objective of the year," the minister remarked.
The Russian Defense Ministry has described Su-35S is a profoundly modernized super-maneuverable multirole fighter jet of the 4++ generation. The use of fifth-generation technologies makes it superior to other fighters in its class. The jet boasts much better performance characteristics than similar planes, as well as improved avionics. It outdoes similar planes in many technical parameters.
The plane is powered by a thrust vectoring engine which significantly improves its maneuverability. The fighter can simultaneously engage several types of targets. It has modern control and crew life support systems.
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