China confirms Su-35 and S-400 deals

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  1. AMDR

    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

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    "A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense has confirmed media reports that China is proceeding with the purchase of the S-400 air defense system and Su-35 fighter."

    http://alert5.com/2015/11/27/china-confirms-su-35-and-s-400-deals/

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    Looks like China is doubling down on A2/AD......

    I wonder if they (Russia) will make a "monkey" version of the 40N6 and Su-35. How much tech Russia is willing to give the PRC should be interesting to watch. Russia treasures their arms sales, and if China just copies their tech, manufactures it cheaper, and sells it on the international market for half what the Russians want for basically the same system, the Russian defense industry is in trouble.

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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    One would think that China would be fully independent military by now but they are still buying from Russia. As you mentioned they just copy. Some stuff they make on their own but a lot of systems are reversed engineered.
     
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    I wanted to add that they have made a lot of progress with regard to achieving a fully indigenous defense industry.
     
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