CONTRACT SIGNED FOR CHINESE PRODUCTION OF SU-27.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 236
Russian and Chinese officials yesterday signed the contract that will allow China to produce the Russian-designed Su-27 jet fighter. The Russians stressed that the process would be a long one and that China would likely not begin to build the planes for several years. Russia will first supply China with the aircraft, then provide kits that China will assemble, and finally provide parts. China will not be allowed to export the fighters it builds. (Interfax, December 17)
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