Egypt’s New Su-35 Spotted in Novosibirsk

New Su-35 with hull numbers 9210 and 9214 from the first five fighters for the Egyptian Air Force were spotted during a stopover at Tolmachevo airport in Novosibirsk.

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Photos were taken on 22 July at Tolmachevo airport (Novosibirsk) during the stopover landing of the first five Su-35 fighters built for Egypt at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (KnAAZ) named after Yuri Gagarin - a branch of PJSC "Company" Sukhoi "(as part of PJSC" UAC "of the State Corporation Rostec).

The fighters were without identification marks, but had tail numbers on the keel. They were flying from Komsomolsk-on-Amur to the European part of Russia for subsequent delivery to an Egyptian customer. Before Novosibirsk, the planes made an stopover landing in Irkutsk.

Egypt and Russia signed a contract, the details of which officially were published last May - (CAIRO / N / AF / ROSOBORONEXPORT / 2018/10 (P / 1781811151143) which sites Egypt, making it officially the first customer of the Su-35 in the region.

The delivery of the first aircraft is planned before the end of 2020; the contract should be fully implemented by 2023.

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