China Purchases Fighter Jets, Subs from Russia

Lada-class submarine / Wikimedia Commons


Following China’s recent announcement that it would increase its military budget, the country reached an agreement on a weapons technology purchase with Russia, according to Rima News.

The agreement to buy the 24 Su-35 fighters and four Lada-class submarines was signed just before President Xi Jinping's weekend visit to Russia, said the People's Daily, the Communist Party organ, citing state television. …

China and Russia are expected to co-operate further in developing military technology, the report said, including that for S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missiles, 117S large thrust engines, IL-476 large transport aircraft and IL-78 aerial tankers.

The two countries signed around 30 additional agreements.