MOSCOW RELEASES VIDEO OF ITS LATEST FIGHTER JET
The Russian Ministry of Defence has released a video of its latest fighter jet in an effort to drive foreign export sales.
The Kremlin wants foreign governments to buy its latest Sukhoi35s jet instead of a western aircraft.
As part of the sales drive, the Russian Air Force released footage of a test pilot taking its Sukhoi Su-35s for a spin. The super sonic jet is being sold as a multi-purpose single-seat fighter with both speed and agility.
Unlike the F-22 and F-35, the Su-35s is not a stealth fighter and relies far more on dog fighting skills like older aircraft such as the F-16.
Several cameras have been fitted to the aircraft in the video as it performs a range of highenergy manoeuvres.according to Jane Defence Weekly, China has already purchased 24 SU-35S worth an estimated $2 billion.
The aircraft has a maximum speed of Mach 2.25 at 36,000 feet and carry 8,000kg in weapons with a range of around 1,000.
Russia claims the aircraft is better than the west’s fourth generation aircraft, such as the US F-16 and French Rafaele and even the RAF’S Typhoon interceptor.
The Su-35s is fitted with a 30mm cannon for air-to-air dog fighting as well as the capability of carrying rockets, missiles and bombs.
The Russian Ministry of Defense released video of the aircraft in action
The Russians claim the SU-35 can defeat the F-16 and even the new US F-35 stealth jet