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China confirms deal with Russia on Su-35 fighter jets

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Staff writer | Friday November 27, 2015 1:27AM ET
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China confirmed a deal to buy Su-35 fighter jets from Russia. The two countries will continue to enhance cooperation in military technology based on equality.


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"The Su-35 fighter jet project is one of the areas in which China and Russia are willing to cooperate," said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian in response to a question about the 2-billion-dollar deal.

While commenting on another question about Russia's plan to provide the first round of S-400 modern anti-aircraft missile systems to China within the next 12 to 18 months, Wu said cooperation is under way according to plans.

Air defense is an important part of China-Russia military technology cooperation, the spokesman added.

 

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