Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant to deliver more than 20 combat aircraft to Russian air forces this year

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In 2015 Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant (branch of Sukhoi Holding Company) should deliver 14 Su-35 multi-role fighters, five Su-30SM2 jets and four T-50 test aircraft (intended for flight testing) to Russian Ministry of Defense, Interfax reports with reference to Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov.

“We visited the plant to see how the implementation of production program is going. I must admit that the program is on schedule,” Y.Borisov said after visiting Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant.

He said that under the State Defense Order for 2015 the first Su-35 would be delivered to Russian air forces in June. “After that we will be taking delivery of two Su-35 fighters per month,” the Deputy Minister said. According to him, the ordered aircraft are being assembled by the enterprise.

“The morale of the enterprise’s employees is high and we are glad to see that the plant will make it,” he added. Borisov also said that Russian Ministry of Defense is satisfied with work of Irkutsk Aviation Plant (part of Irkut Corporation) and Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant in the network of the State Defense Order. “We have two aviation plants, which are delivering aircraft to our air forces and competing with each other. We love these enterprises and provide them with new orders,” the Deputy Minister said.

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