August 13, 2015

Russia to provide Irbis-E radar to China for Su-35 fighters

Russia is likely provide the Irbis-E passive electronically scanned array radar system to China's PLA Air Force along with 24 advanced Su-35 fighters, according to the Sputnik News based in Moscow on Aug. 12.
Yury Bely, director of the Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design, told Sputnik News that Russia is negotiating with China about providing the radar systems to the PLA Air Force for use with the 24 Su-35 fighters which will also be purchased from Russia. Rosoboronexport, the state intermediary agency for Russia's imports and exports of military hardware, confirmed in June that the contract regarding the sale of Su-35 fighters to China will be signed before the end of 2015.
In related news, Tikhomirov is currently in contact with India to discuss improving the Bars radar system of the Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI fighters. The company is also looking forward to developing a radio subsystem for India's future multirole fighter, according to Bely.


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