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Russia rolls the dice for another Su-35 sale to China

15th May 2020 - 18:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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Russia is still hopeful that China will place another Su-35 order after representatives of the two countries held talks on the potential deal.

Dmitry Shugaev, head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (the Russian arms export control body) has acknowledged there is wide-ranging co-operation between Russian and China in the aero-engine sector, and he does not rule out a new order for Su-35 fighters (pictured) from Beijing.

The previous Su-35 export deal between Moscow and Beijing was valued at about $2.5 billion and the last of the fighters under that contract were delivered in November 2018.

Shugaev also

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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