China Requests AL-117S Engine And S-400 System From Russia

China has made a request for the purchase of Russian aircraft enginesAL-117S and advanced anti-aircraft missile system s-400, writes onTuesday newspaper "vedomosti", referring to the official MOD and asource close to the "Rosoboronexport.

After the visit of Russian Defense Minister Anatoly serdyukov in China,held two weeks ago, a new package of proposals in the field of Chinesemilitary-technical cooperation has been reached. The Chinese side madea petition for the purchase of aircraft engines 117S (modernisedversion of the engine AL-31F, designed for the Su-35) and advancedanti-aircraft missile system S-400.

The russian side is ready to hold talks about the 117S purchase. Butthe export of S-400 systems is only possible after 2017, because ofproduction limits, and because they have to enter service with Russiafirst.

This year, State by State banks and State guarantee funds the creditbuilding three new factories of AA "Almaz-antei"-a new production plantin St. Petersburg, Obukhiv, new production on the basis of the NizhniyNovgorod engineering plant in Nizhny Novgorod and plant "Avitek inKirov. If these plans are implemented, then the order of China may befullfilled after 2017, said an official of the Ministry of Defense.

On Tuesday in Beijing has 15 meeting of the Russian-ChineseIntergovernmental Commission on military and technical cooperation,which was received by the Minister of defence of the RussianFederation. Serdyukov, together with the Vice-President of the CentralMilitary Council, PRC-Gen. Th Bosûn signed a Protocol defining thefuture direction of development of relations between the two countriesin the military and technical sphere. First of all, it is theimplementation of contracts for the supply of spare parts for airdefence systems, aviation and naval technology and the development ofproducts for the Chinese side through development.

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