New Russian Su-35 Jets Carry Out Drills Near Kuril Islands
Eastern Military District’s spokesman Alexander Gordeyev said early Thursday that Russia’s new Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets carried out military exercises near the Kuril Islands in the west Pacific Ocean to drill air action.
Gordeyev emphasized in a statement that combat training was pre-planned and complied with international regulations. "During training flights pilots performed several elements of advances aerobatics, piloting at maximum and minimum heights and drilled above-the-water air action," he said.
Gordeyev emphasized in a statement that combat training was pre-planned and complied with international regulations. The Su-35 fighter jet was first introduced to a foreign audience at the Paris Air Show in 2013. It is an upgraded version of the Su-27 multirole fighter.