Su-35 contract with China may be signed in 2014 - source
A contract on the delivery of Russia's Sukhoi Su-35multirole fighter jets to China may be signed in 2014, a source from Russianmilitary export agencies told Interfax on Wednesday.
"The deliveries of Su-35 [fighters] to China may beginin late 2014 or early 2015," he said.
Originally, the contract was expected to be concluded in2013.
"The quantity specified by the draft Su-35 contracthas not changed - 24 jets [will be delivered]. However, China has setadditional requirements: it wants to buy jets adjusted to Chinesespecifications rather than aircraft produced for the Russian Air Force,"the source said.
He did not say which adjustments would be made to meetChina's standards.
"The Chinese proposition needs further consideration,and the pre-contract negotiations will continue," the source said.
"The contract will be signed anyway: a politicaldecision to this effect has already been made."
Voice of Russia, Interfax