The crew of the Russian Su-35S multirole fighter destroyed a Ukrainian aircraft in the special operation zone, the Telegram channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.
As noted, Su-35S crews were patrolling one of the areas, covering bomber and attack aircraft, as well as helicopters.
“During the next flight, pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces promptly discovered and destroyed an enemy aircraft,” the Ministry of Defense reported.
On September 28, the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the transfer of new 4++ generation Su-35S serial fighters to the army, as well as a batch of fifth-generation Su-57 serial aircraft. UAC General Director Yuri Slyusar clarified that the remaining fifth-generation Su-57 fighters are in the final embly shop and are being tested at the flight test station. They will enter the Russian army by the end of 2023. According to him, the transferred batch of Su-35S was the third this year. Slyusar added that the following aircraft are “at a high degree of readiness” in production.
In June, the General Director of the UAC promised to increase the volume of supplies of Su-57 fighters to the Russian Aerospace Forces. In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with the head of the Rostec state corporation Sergei Chemezov, also called for increasing the share of production of the latest weapons and noted that the Su-57 and Su-35 fighters “have proven themselves to be excellent.”