Russia says it intends to sell China the production rights for its Su-27 Flanker fighter for about $2.5 billion. The agreement follows on the heels of another deal to sell 150-200 radars for upgrading two other Chinese fighter programs, according to U.S. government officials. The Chinese currently have one PLA Air Force regiment, based at Wuhu, of 26 Su-27s. Some are two-seat conversion trainers. Their purchase cost was about $1 billion. U.S. analysts estimate the Chinese will try ...


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