Moscow releases video of its latest fighter jet boasting it can destroy the best that Britain and America have to offer
The Russian Military of Defence is seeking export buyers for its new fighter jet
China has agreed to by 24 of the Sukhoi SU-35s fighters for around $2 billion
The Sukhoi is faster and larger than the Eurofighter Typhoon used by the RAF
Although the new Russian fighter is not stealthy like the American F-35
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 Sukhoi-35s 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 high-energy 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 – approximately 1,500mph – and carry 8,000kg in weapons with a range of around 1,000 miles.
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 SU-35s is Russia’s latest single-seat multi-role attack jet. It is well suited to air superiority missions due to its excellent manoeuverability and thrust vectoring engines to allow it to turn far tighter than a traditional jet aircarft
Engines: 2 × Saturn 117S
Thrust: 19,400lbs each
Max Speed: Mach 2.25
Max Altitude: 59,100ft
Armament: 1× 30 mm GSh-301 internal cannon with 150 rounds and 12 hardpoints for missiles and bombs
The Typhoon FGR4 provides the RAF with a highly capable and extremely agile multi-role combat aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, including air policing, peace support and high intensity conflict.
Engines: 2 Eurojet EJ200 turbojets
Thrust: 20,000lbs each
Max speed: Mach 2
Max altitude: 55,000ft
Armament: Paveway IV, AMRAAM, ASRAAM, Mauser 27mm Cannon, Enhanced Paveway II
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