14 Feb 2019 14:54

Russia, UAE continuing talks on fighters - Manturov

SOCHI. Feb 14 (Interfax) - Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are continuing talks on the delivery of Sukhoi Su-35 fighters, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told Interfax on Thursday.

"The work is ongoing," Manturov said. "We are at work," he added, without going into details.

The beginning of talks between Russia and the UAE on the delivery of Su-35 fighters was reported earlier.

In April 2017, Manturov said that the UAE might buy several dozen Su-35 fighters from Russia.

According to Rostec head Sergei Chemezov, the UAE has confirmed by documents that they are ready to buy Su-35 fighters from Russia.

Su-35 is a product of the Sukhoi Design Bureau; this is a profoundly modernized, highly maneuverable multirole fighter of generation 4++.

The first Su-35 export contract was signed with China in November 2015. China paid about $2.5 billion for 24 Su-35 planes. Prior to that, the plane was only operated by the Russian Armed Forces.