PLA’s Su-35s will see Taiwan cede air superiority to China


Once the PLA Air Force begins to put its 24 Su-35 fighters purchased from Russia into service, the Republic of China Air Force in Taiwan will no longer be able to match it in aerial combat, our sister paper Want Daily writes.

Russia made the decision to sell 24 Su-35 fighters to China in 2012. Even though this number is only enough for the PLA Air Force to equip one of its fighter regiments, China is still capable of gaining the technology it needs to develop additional fourth-generation models from the planes.

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