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Russia’s Advanced Su-35S Fighter Flight Shown on Video

The Zvezda news channel said it was the western military district’s first batch of Su-35S jets. Vitaly V. Kuzmin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Russian Defense Ministry’s news channel has shown video of its Sukhoi Su-35S fighter jet in flight Wednesday.

The Zvezda news channel said it was the western military district’s first batch of Su-35S jets, which it received in the fall of 2019. Russia’s Aerospace Forces field more than 60 Su-35S multipurpose fighters.

The letter “S” traditionally signifies a version of the Su-35 jet designated for the Russian Defense Ministry.

The minute-long video showed three takeoffs from a landing strip in northwestern Russia’s republic of Karelia, but no landings.

Zvezda previously reported that the western military district’s first drills involving the newly received Su-35S were scheduled for Feb. 4-6.

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