The Russian air force will take delivery of its first Sukhoi Su-35S fighter by the end of the year, with a Libyan deal for the aircraft also anticipated to be concluded in the same time frame. Sukhoi CEO Mikhail Pogosyan confirmed here that the air force would begin to receive the latest upgrade of the Su-27 Flanker before the year is out. The Su-35S, sometimes also known as the Su-27M2, matches the Flanker airframe with more powerful 117S engines, thrust vector control and new avionics ...

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