China hopes to acquire new Russian S-400 Triumph air defense system by
2015, but only the question of delivery of Su-35 fighters to this
country is being discussed at the moment, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.
“The Chinese party has shown interest in acquisition of a number of
Su-35 jets and submitted a proposal to us in 2011. At present this
problem is being elaborated by the designated institution of Russia”, –
said the First Deputy Director General of Federal Service of
Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin.
Speaking of prospects of air defense systems deliveries to China, Fomin
has reminded that during a period from 1993 to 2010 a large number of
Russian air defense missile systems, including S-300PMU2 “Favorit”, have
been delivered to China.
“As for further cooperation with China in the area of air defense, at
present the Chinese partners are showing interest in acquisition of
next-generation S-400 Triumph air defense systems. They want to acquire
the first batch in 2015”, – Fomin said.
According to Fomin, the prospects of deliveries of S-400 Triumph air
defense systems to China may be defined in proportion to deliveries of
these systems to the Russian armed forces.
“At present the construction of additional capacities for production of
S-400 Triumph air defense systems is being carried out. China has not
shown interest in acquisition of other Russian air defense systems yet”,
– Fomin said.